Fact sheets


  1. TRANSFORM : A Leadership and Transformation Learning Initiative on building and managing social protection floors (SP) in Africa

    01 June 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning initiative on the implementation of national social protection floors in Africa. Social protection floors are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees which secure protection aimed at preventing or alleviating poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion. TRANSFORM promotes critical thinking and builds capacity at national and subnational levels to improve the design, effectiveness and efficiency of social protection systems. It focuses on non-contributory social protection schemes and programmes. Key to TRANSFORM is the creation of a movement of skilled social protection leaders in Africa to support transformational change utilising state-of-the-art knowledge through internationally informed and locally relevant materials. By supporting the creation and management of nationally defined Social Protection floors which provide minimum social protection guarantees against poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion, the TRANSFORM initiative is aligned to the 2030 Leave No One Behind Agenda and specifically contributes to the achievement of SDG 1 and its target 1.3 in Africa.

  2. Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

    13 May 2021

    Workers in the cultural and creative sector often lack effective access to social protection.

  3. Factsheet: ADWA' project

    01 May 2021

    Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the ADWA’ project works at the policy-making level in order to support evidence-based decisions on key dimensions of the Decent Work Agenda.

  4. Newsletter April 2021 Edition

    28 April 2021

    The International Labour Organization Country Office for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique has published its April 2021 edition of the quarterly newsletter. The Edition contains exciting human-interest stories among them: The cover story entitled, ‘COVID-19 Emergency Cash Transfers- Giving Hope in the Pandemic’, 398 GBV Survivors undergo Empowerment Training under GRZ-UNJP on GBV Phase II project, and 5, 000 Persons with Disabilities Registered on DMIS. It also features the launch of the Skills for Energy in Southern Africa (SESA) Project, and the write-up on the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa among others.

  5. Extending social security to domestic workers

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  6. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy

    12 March 2021

    Key lessons learned from international experience

  7. Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes – Implementation Plan

    15 February 2021

    The Development of the Integrated Framework of Basic Social Protection Programmes (IFBSPP) was based on extensive consultations, a comprehensive mapping of existing non-contributory social protection interventions in the social assistance, livelihoods and empowerment pillars of the Zambia National Social Protection Policy (NSSP) and an evidence-based analysis of gaps and coherence of current programming. The IFBSPP in the implementation plan of the NSSP – is a concrete instrument to improve coherence in social protection programming and operationalize the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) targets. Download to read more on the implementation plan:

  8. COVID-19 Emergency Cash Transfers

    15 February 2021

  9. TRANSFORM Newsletter: Issue 5

    15 February 2021

    TRANSFORM is an innovative learning package on the administration of national social protection floors in Africa. It encompasses learning materials and methods for adult learning, to help decision makers and practitioners take ownership in building national social protection systems through continuous learning and reflective practice. To learn more, download the TRANSFORM E-newsletter


    10 February 2021

    This statistical report harmonizes the evolution of the coverage of the social security system managed by the INSS since its creation in 1990 until today. This document is the result of a major effort by the INSS, with the support of the ILO, to materialize an instrument that will undoubtedly contribute to better planning for the future of the INSS and could serve as an example to other social security institutions, especially in the PALOP countries.

  11. Reaching the most vulnerable in the social protection response to the COVID-19 crises in Mozambique: Opportunities and Challenges

    08 February 2021

    The Government of Mozambique is responding to the negative socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19 by expanding its social protection system, prioritizing the population who are most vulnerable to the crisis: those living in urban, peri-urban and border areas. With the support of development partners, this approach is ensuring a rapid, innovative and coordinated political response.

  12. Towards solid social protection floors? The role of non-contributory provision during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

    21 January 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis has emphasized the importance of guaranteeing access to at least essential health care and to basic income security for all over the life cycle, as stipulated in the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202).


  1. December 2020 edition of the newsletter

    21 December 2020

    As we bid farewell to 2020, we would like to share with you some of the interesting articles that covers the last quarter of 2020. Please enjoy reading! And welcome 2021.

  2. Skills for the Renewable Energy Sector (SkiDRES) Project Report

    11 November 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), with funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), has collaborated with the Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC) to implement a project titled: Skills Development for Renewable Energy Sector (SkiDRES). The project objective is to bridge the skills gap in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REEE) sub-sectors in Zambia and more generally in the SADC region. As a pilot intervention, the SkiDRES project was developed to test and validate the viability of a Pubic Private Development Partnership (PPDP) approach in the skills for REEE subsectors.

  3. African Union COVID-19 / Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines Series Volume 2

    31 October 2020

    Mining Industries

  4. African Union COVID-19 / Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines Series Volume 1

    31 October 2020

    Workplace Sector Specific Risk Assessment

  5. Independent Community Monitoring - Report 2019

    16 October 2020

    Performed by Mozambican Civil Society Platform for Social Protection (PSCM-PS) with ILO technical and financial support, launched on 16th October during theSocial Protection Week 2020. This report brings evidences emerging from the field around Social Protection beneficaries' perceptions on PSSB -the main social protection programme in Mozambique - implementation, aiming at enhancing the debate around ways to improve PSSB performance and service delivery

  6. The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 October 2020

    Social dialogue is not only essential for informing social protection preparedness prior to shocks, but also for formulating immediate responses in crisis contexts when there is a high risk of social conflict. Social dialogue should be pursued on a continuous basis as countries address the various phases of crises and tackle the particular challenges arising in the medium and long terms.

  7. African Union COVID-19 / Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines Series Volume 6

    30 September 2020

    Clinical Occupational Health

  8. African Union COVID-19 / Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines Series Volume 5

    30 September 2020

    Food and Retail Sector