List of actions

  • Support to non – and contributory pensions

    Start activities
    jun-2015
    End activities
    nov-2015
    Partner Institution
    Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato [Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de Guanajuato]
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
    Code
    2014-25
    Description
    Follow-up from action 2014-04 This action built on these achievements of the first action with the ISSEG, and allowed European experts and their Mexican peers to formulate practical recommendations for the coordinated development at federal level of state pension funds. Exchanges addressed in particular legal, actuarial and administrative aspects. ISSEG’s experience and leadership was first presented to two Mexican States pension funds, which was a significant step to boost state-level coordination and cooperation. The final action’s activity was a National Inter-State Pensions Conference which brought together all state funds of Mexico. The first conclusion reached by consensus during the conference was the need to work towards establishing a new framework law, which contains general principles aimed at guaranteeing a "decent" and coordinated pension system for all Mexicans and which is disassociated from salaries.
  • Strengthening the policy dialogue, policy implementatiaon and capacity of the NAF

    Start activities
    jun-2015
    End activities
    jan-2016
    Partner Institution
    National Aid Fund
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
    Code
    2015-01
    Description
    The Jordan National Aid Fund (NAF) provides social assistance to the most deprived and vulnerable through cash transfers since its establishment in 1986. The Fund is oversight by the Ministry of Social Development but is an independent body with network of 41 local offices. The NAF identified an urgent need for policy dialogue leading to the development of both a strategy and its implementation plan for 2014-2016, and for associated need capacity building of its top-level management. SOCIEUX mobilised experts support the efforts of their peers in strengthening the NAF’s technical, administrative and benefit-delivery capacities.  An initial thorough analysis of internal processes and activities of the NAF provided the necessary vision to plan further capacity development for its human resources and organisation, as well as specifically on targeting mechanisms. Experts also addressed the development of consistent indicators at organisational- and operational-level. Know-how for the integration of indicators in a future information management was also transferred. Finally, experts and their peers worked on preparatory activities for elaboration of a Public Relations and Communications Strategy for the NAF.
  • Support to the development of the legal, institutional and structural framework for social assistance

    Start activities
    nov-2015
    End activities
    dec-2016
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of State, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs & Vocational Education
    Type of Assistance
    Legislative & regulatory framework development
    Code
    2015-06
    Description
    The action was grounded on the National Strategy for Social Protection and focused on territorial social assistance as a fundamental tool to outreach vulnerable (and often peripheral) populations. The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs & Vocational Education of Ivory Coast supported engaged with different teams of experts from France. The main action’s result has been the definition of a vision and concrete guidelines for structuring and strengthening decentralized social assistance in Ivory Coast, by providing an organizational path for strengthening the local social development centers.
  • Building capactiy of the UTM to enable the management of universal health insurance coverage

    Start activities
    oct-2015
    End activities
    jun-2016
    Partner Institution
    Technical Unition of Mutual Health Insurance [Union Technique de la Mutualité] (UTM)
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
    Code
    2015-14
    Description
    The Technical Union of Malian Mutual Insurers (UTM) is one of three functioning bodies responsible for health insurance coverage. The UTM functions as an umbrella organisation for about 30 (of 164) voluntary mutual health insurance schemes. The UTM supports the creation, development and technical supervision of schemes and the management of a common health insurance platform for all its members. The National Strategy to Extend the Coverage of Mutual Health Insurers was adopted in 2011 to improve the accessibility to healthcare of populations in the rural and informal sectors. It is backed by a 10-year Health and Social Development Plan for 2014-2023, which aims at increasing insurance coverage to 20% of the target population and, in the long-term, universal health coverage. In this context, UTM began to redefine its strategies to improve its capacity and political position in the perspective of shouldering responsibility in achieving universal health coverage. At an operational level, it produced an internal organisation reform plan for 2014-2016. Organisation and individual capacity building was essential to enable the implementation of this plan. Experts mobilised by SOCIEUX worked with the UTM staff on outlining scenarios for strategic options and organisational structure. To do this, they started by assessing the existing institutional strategy and corporate capacities. An outline of the needed structures and competences followed. A first draft of a guideline to develop the UTM’s Strategic Development Plan resulted from this work, which set preliminary core objectives, mission, vision and main working axes for the UTM.
  • Enhance the effectiveness and coordination of social protection in Ghana

    Start activities
    sep-2015
    End activities
    sep-2015
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
    Code
    2015-18
    Description
    Follow-up action from 2014-12. The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP), has a core mandate and leading role in the planning, implementation and coordination of social protection policies in Ghana. In particular, the Ministry’s Directorate for Policy, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation is responsible for assessing the progress in implementation of the National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS). An updated 2012 NSPS aimed at bringing the multitude of social protection programmes under a common umbrella. However, the NSPS 2012 had not been approved as from June 2014 when the MGCSP approached SOCIEUX. As part of the initial work in action 2014-12, experts mobilised by SOCIEUX worked with their peers on a review of the first draft of the Policy. The Policy was officially launched by the Government in June 2016, aiming at aimed at “delivering a well-coordinated and inter-sectoral social protection system that would enable people to live in dignity”.
  • Support to the organisation of a pension forum

    Start activities
    jul-2016
    End activities
    jul-2016
    Partner Institution
    Inter-African Conference on Social Welfare [Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale]
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
    Code
    2015-20
    Description
    The Inter-African Conference for Social Welfare (CIPRES) is a regional organisation of fifteen Western and Central African countries created by the Ministries in charge of finances and social affairs in 1993. It formulates common management guidelines for social protection institutions. It also conducts studies, formulates harmonisation proposals on legislations, and facilitates training of managerial and technical staff at the regional level. As part of its thematic responabilities, the CIPRES also responds to the needs of its members for innovative and coherent mechanisms for reforms which will guarantee financial sustainability of pensions. For this purpose, CIPRES decided to organise a a regional pension forum to discuss the future of pensions systems, and to initiate a reflection and an exchange about best possible solutions for mitigating financial risks. European experts mobilised by SOCIEUX participated in the three-day Forum on Pensions for the CIPRES Region, which took place in Abidjan, Cameroon, end of July 2016. They were speakers on European best practices, and participated as resource persons in the debates of the panels on financing of pension systems and policies for the placement of reserve funds, and on perspectives of pension funds for the civil service/public sector, and factors for their viability.