The Social Protection Monitoring Initiative 2016

The EU, through its development cooperation policy and programs, is greatly contributing to the achievement of decent work and social protection for all. The forthcoming review of the National Indicative Programs (NIPs) - negotiated in the framework of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) - and the Cotonou Partnership Agreement can be an opportunity to further pursue the progressive realisation of the right to decent work and social protection for all and better align the EDF programs with the SDG Agenda 2030 spirit.

Through the Social Protection Monitor, developed together with SOLIDAR members, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the African Platform for Social Protection (APSP), we have consulted our partners in the field who have told us how this can be done. Based on the feedback received by our partners in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, South Africa and Uganda the following general trends and key challenges have been identified.

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