Acciones en Social Security

  • Capacity building for the SSR on governance on administrative operations

    Start activities
    24-07-2023
    End activities
    27-10-2023
    Code
    2023-12
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Economy and Finances
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional capacity building
  • Definition of a national social security policy

    Start activities
    15/03/2019
    End activities
    03/12/2019
    Code
    2019-11
    Description
    The partner institution (MEPS) has now available a roadmap for developing a consistent and modern social security strategy. This relates to three main dimensions of social security reforms that were undertaken by experts from France in the course of three distinct activities: strengthening the governance of the social security system; including in the system’s coverage new populations to be entitled with social security benefits, including new users with peculiar socio-economic characteristics; strengthening of skills available among staffs of social security institutions and organizations.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Employment and Social Protection [Ministère de l?Emploi et de la Protection Sociale] (MEPS)
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
  • Assessing viability of microfinance for creating opportunities for social protection coverage of atypical workers

    Start activities
    25-02-2019
    End activities
    12-06-2020
    Code
    2019-01
    Description
    This technical cooperation action has allowed to deepen the Partner’s understanding of the possibilities (and the difficulties) linked to the promotion of micro-insurance for providing essential coverage to uninsured workers. A specific target population has been indicated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion of Peru as main target group: the dockers of the agricultural market of La Vitoria, in the outskirts of Lima. Experts’ teams – from France, Italy and Spain - have met and discussed with the representatives of the dockers and their unions, in order to explore whether the option of a micro-insurance that meet basic-coverage needs with regards to pensions and the risk of running into working-related sickness or accidents, could represent a suitable option for the workers. Experts also met with private micro-finance organizations in order to explore the actual micro-insurance plan that could be proposed to the dockers.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion [Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
  • Analysis of the pension legislative framework and strategic guidance

    Start activities
    16/08/2016
    End activities
    28/03/2017
    Code
    2016-04
    Partner Institution
    Gency for Social Insurance and Pensions (ASIP)
    Type of Assistance
    Legislative & regulatory framework development
  • Support in the implementation of a health financing reform and introduction of mandatory health insurance

    Start activities
    11-04-2016
    End activities
    24-11-2017
    Code
    2015-23
    Partner Institution
    State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance (under the Cabinet of Ministers)
    Type of Assistance
  • Support to the International Forum on health coverage in the CIPRES area

    Start activities
    03/03/2019
    End activities
    03/05/2019
    Code
    2018-32
    Description
    The Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale (CIPRES) is a long-standing partner of SOCIEUX+. It gathers social security entities from 18 countries, mainly from Francophone Africa. In this circumstance the CIPRES Secretariat requested SOCIEUX+ to mobilize two public experts to share their country experiences and models on the occasion of the annual Forum on health coverage in the CIPRES area. Experts from France and Luxembourg have covered the following themes: an intervention of the financing of universal health coverage and good practices on the governance of organizations running health insurance schemes. The Forum took place in Lomé (Togo) in March 2019.
    Partner Institution
    Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale (CIPRES)
    Type of Assistance
  • 2nd International Forum on Pensions in the CIPRES zone

    Start activities
    22-10-2018
    End activities
    27-10-2018
    Code
    2018-25
    Description
    The Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale (CIPRES) is a long-standing SOCIEUX+ partner. It gathers social security entities from 18 countries, mainly from Francophone Africa. In this circumstance the CIPRES’ Secretariat requested SOCIEUX+ to mobilize public expertise to share EU country experiences and models on the occasion of the annual Forum on pension systems in the CIPRES area. A single expert from Lithuania took part to the Forum and delivered a presentation entitled: "Towards new models of pension system: European Union recommendations and comparative analysis".
    Partner Institution
    Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale (CIPRES)
    Type of Assistance
    Regional events (awareness raising)
  • Audit of the existing sectors and job descriptions at the CPPF

    Start activities
    14/03/2019
    End activities
    26/07/2019
    Code
    2019-04
    Description
    The Pension and Family Benefits Fund for State Agents (CPPF) of Gabon requested SOCIEUX+ support on organizational matters. In particular, CPPF wished to review and eventually improve its actual human resources management system. In the course of two activities, French experts have accompanied the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of HR management at CPPF and put forward proposals and recommendations for improvement, mainly concerning the recruitment process, the (re)formulation job descriptions and the reorganization of functional and hierarchical responsibilities and workflows.
    Partner Institution
    Pension and Family Benefits Fund for State Agents [Caisse des Pensions et des Prestations Familiales des Agents de l'Etat] (CPPF)
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational capacity building
  • Feasibility study on the introduction of mandatory health insurance in North Kivu

    Start activities
    16-5-2018
    End activities
    27-5-2018
    Code
    2018-10
    Partner Institution
    Division provinciale de la Santé, Nord-Kivu
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
  • International Seminar: Suficiencia y Sustentabilidad Previsional: los retos de la Seguridad Social

    Start activities
    19/02/2018
    End activities
    20/03/2018
    Code
    2018-01
    Description
    Experts mobilized by SOCIEUX+ contributed to the panel "Reconciling sufficiency and sustainability. Lessons and experiences " through a presentation on the financing of Social Security in France, especially the design, implementation and results of the Generalized Social Contribution (CSG). A report prepared by the expert also addressed other components of Social Protection, including health expenditure, family benefits, compensation for loss of employment and insurance against occupational risks and diseases.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTEySS)
    Type of Assistance
    International events (awareness raising)
  • Improving technical management tools available to INAM

    Start activities
    02/04/2018
    End activities
    02/08/2019
    Code
    2017-39
    Partner Institution
    National Health Insurance Institute (INAM)
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
  • Support to the Implementation of an Employment Injury Insurance System for Malawi

    Start activities
    24-06-2018
    End activities
    29-3-2019
    Code
    2018-02
    Description
    The SOCIEUX+ contribution was mainly directed to uphold the current, joint Government of Malawi – ILO efforts towards the establishment of the Workers Compensation Scheme for Malawi. The Government of Malawi has embarked on the process of establishing a social insurance-based employment injury insurance system through the Workers Compensation Fund. The system is to replace the existing employer-liability system and functions on the basis of risk pooling. This reform entails the development of a system that mandatorily collects appropriate premiums from all employers and provides compensation towards injured workers from a Government-managed fund.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development
    Type of Assistance
    Individual capacity building (human resources development)
  • Contribution to the National Social Security Policy Round Table in Kenya

    Start activities
    24/03/2018
    End activities
    19/03/2018
    Code
    2018-03
    Description
    The action aimed to contribute to policy dialogue on social security in Kenya. Participation of experts from France in a round table on employment injury insurance, maternity protection and the role of social partners and social dialogue in insurance schemes took place on demand of the National Social Protection Conference on the occasion of a national conference held in Nairobi from 20 to 23 March 2018.
    Partner Institution
    National Social Protection Secretariat
    Type of Assistance
    National events (awareness raising)
  • Support to the organisation of a pension forum

    Start activities
    jul-2016
    End activities
    jul-2016
    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.
    Partner Institution
    Inter-African Conference on Social Welfare [Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale]
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
  • Enhance the effectiveness and coordination of social protection in Ghana

    Start activities
    sep-2015
    End activities
    sep-2015
    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”.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
  • Building capactiy of the UTM to enable the management of universal health insurance coverage

    Start activities
    oct-2015
    End activities
    jun-2016
    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.
    Partner Institution
    Technical Unition of Mutual Health Insurance [Union Technique de la Mutualité] (UTM)
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Support to non – and contributory pensions

    Start activities
    jun-2015
    End activities
    nov-2015
    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.
    Partner Institution
    Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato [Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de Guanajuato]
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
  • Supporting vocational rehabilitation of persons living with disabilities

    Start activities
    feb-2015
    End activities
    feb-2015
    Code
    2014-13
    Description
    The Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family (MLSPF) is the national authority having overall responsibility for the development, promotion and implementation of social protection for people with disabilities. MLSPF plays a directing role in implementing the Social Inclusion Strategy for Persons with Disabilities (2010-2013) approved by law in 2010. Among one of the first steps taken by the Ministry for the implementation of the Strategy was the plan for the creation of a small department in charge of services for vocational rehabilitation of persons with severe disabilities within the Republican Experimental Prosthetic, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Centre (CREPOR). Knowledge from the provision of such services in the EU and focusing on the practical organisation and implementation of these by the CREPOR. A study visit to in Ireland was organised for senior staff of various Moldovan institutions in charge of rehabilitation services. Within a second activity, a general training needs assessment of the newly created vocational rehabilitation department was conducted with the support of a EU peers. This was the occasion to identify the needs and challenges in the provision of such services and the specific training needs of the CREPOR.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Familiy
    Type of Assistance
    Individual capacity building (human resources development)
  • Supporting contributory pensions coverage extension, investment management and administration

    Start activities
    End activities
    aug-2014
    Code
    2014-04
    Description
    The Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato (ISSEG) is responsible for providing insurance benefits to the formal sector [public employees and civil servants] in the Mexican State of Guanajuato. The amounts of pensions originally guaranteed by the ISSEG were pre-defined as a percentage of the affiliate’s wage at time of compliance of retirement criteria. The underlying solidarity fund is financed by contributions of workers and employers, as well as the returns generated by investments. Due to the challenges in funding the existing system, the ISSEG was considering reforms to set benefits on actual historical contributions. Mobilised experts contributed in building capacities of the ISSEG for planned reforms by addressing issues with their peers in policy definition and administrative requirement definition by sharing EU Member States and common experience in making pension schemes affordable in the face of changing economic, policy and demographic environments. In particular, they transferred understanding on legal, actuarial and financial implications of the implementation of the proposed reforms.
    Partner Institution
    Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato [Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de Guanajuato]
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational capacity building
  • Social Insurance: assistance in the development of the State agents pension system

    Start activities
    may-17
    End activities
    aug-17
    Code
    2016-07
    Description
    Strenghten CPPF governance and offer of services
    Partner Institution
    Pensions and Family Benefits Fund of State Agents [Caisse des Pensions et des Prestations Familiales des Agents de l'Etat]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Training on the pension systems and a capacity development needs assessment

    Start activities
    jun-2014
    End activities
    jun-2014
    Code
    2014-02
    Description
    The National Office for Pensions and Occupational Risk (ONPR) for civil servants, magistrates and judicial personnel implements contributory pensions, vocational hazards and associated benefit social insurance in Burundi since 2010. The ONPR faced challenges of efficiently managing increasing expansion of the scheme including at organisational level. To address these challenges, experts mobilised by SOCIEUX+ worked with their peers on the elaboration of an internal management strategy, the establishment of monitoring and control procedures, and the improvement of quality assurance mechanisms. The staff of ONPR, and other stake holding institutions in the area of pension, was to be trained key concepts of social protection to widen their understanding of the functioning of pension systems. Further, the intervention assessed and formulated recommendation on how to best respond to identified needs of the partner institutions for the efficient and effective management of the pension scheme.
    Partner Institution
    National Pensions and Occupational Risks Office
    Type of Assistance
    Individual capacity building (human resources development)
  • Support to revise the SP Strategy of the MoSD in Jordan

    Start activities
    aug-2015
    End activities
    dec-2015
    Code
    2015-11
    Description
    The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) is responsible for the provision of social services to a wide range of beneficiaries, including young people and children, families and people living with disabilities. These services are provided at a local level though social service directorates and offices. The strategic objective of the MoSD is to contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated social policy in Jordan. Social protection is delivered through four major public programmes: a social insurance programme; a public programme for the civil service and military (phasing out); a social assistance programme; and, an assistance programme for Palestinian Refugees (delivered through the UN Relief and Works Agency). There was a need to strengthen and rationalise programmes so that they better serve the most vulnerable. Moreover, addressing needs of the Syrian refugee crisis, and its impact on the country, remains a major challenge for the Government. Jordan had recently drafted a Poverty Reduction Strategy (2013-2020) and the Response Plan for the Syria Crisis. In this context the MoSD engaged in a more strategic planning approach to rationalise and strengthen existing programmes, and the needed capacities to do so. Over a period of several months, experts mobilised by SOCIEUX work with the peers on the elaboration of a draft Strategic Plan 2016-2021 for the MoSD entitled “Together – Tackling Disadvantage: Realising the potential of all our citizens and building sustainable communities”. Moreover, the experts submitted a roadmap for a communication strategy for the dissemination and endorsement of the Strategic Plan as well as a monitoring and evaluation framework for its implementation titled Business Performance.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Social Development
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
  • Support to the extension of social protection in Cambodia

    Start activities
    oct-2016
    End activities
    nov-2016
    Code
    2016-02
    Description
    Support the extension and strengthening of social protection in Cambodia by assessing the partners needs, capacities and priorities, so as to identify specific areas of European technical assistance through SOCIEUX could bring added-value.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Economy and Finances
    Type of Assistance
    Organisational management (structures & functions)
  • Support finalising and implementing MoSD strategy

    Start activities
    abr-2016
    End activities
    oct-2016
    Code
    2015-25
    Description
    The specific objective was to support the development of the MoSD Strategy for 2016-2020 and the related Action Plan, and to share best practice from the EU in strategic planning for social protection policy.
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Social Development (MoSD)
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
  • Follow up support to the reform of the pension system in Mexico

    Start activities
    Feb-16
    End activities
    May-17
    Code
    2015-24
    Description
    Support in preparing a Declaration for the creation of a National Commission on Pensions, as well as a General Law and to obtain the approval of this Declaration, as well as a General Law of the major.
    Partner Institution
    Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato (ISSEG)
    Type of Assistance
    Policy development
  • Support for the set up of universal health insurance

    Start activities
    oct-2015
    End activities
    sep-2016
    Code
    2015-09
    Partner Institution
    Institut National d’Assurance Maladie (INAM)
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Support to Universal Pension Scheme

    Start activities
    may-2015
    End activities
    feb-2017
    Code
    2014-26
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children (MoESWYWC)
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Health financing reform and introduction of mandatory health insurance

    Start activities
    apr-16
    End activities
    nov-17
    Code
    2015-23
    Description
    Support the government of Azerbaijan and in particular to the State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance (SAMHI) in creating the necessary conditions for the introduction of mandatory health insurance
    Partner Institution
    State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance under the Cabinet of Ministers [Nazirlər Kabineti yanında İcbari Tibbi Sığorta üzrə Dövlət Agentliyinin]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
  • Strengthening the Management of financial reserves of the Institute of Social Security and Services for State Workers of Campeche

    Start activities
    nov-17
    End activities
    nov-17
    Code
    2016-15
    Description
    Adaptar el sistema de pensiones del Estado de Campeche y sus mecanismos jurídicos de manera a responder a las necesidades de un grupo creciente de adultos mayores.
    Partner Institution
    Institute of Security and Social Services for Workers of the State of Campeche [Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado de Campeche]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
  • Capacity building for East and Central African social security agencies

    Start activities
    sep-17
    End activities
    nov-17
    Code
    2017-05
    Description
    Empower ECASSA-ITI to become a centre of excellence, at the regional level, for training and capacity-building of social security institutions and practitioners
    Partner Institution
    East and Central Africa Social Security Association
    Type of Assistance
    Training
  • Strengthening social protection conventions for Peruvian migrant workers

    Start activities
    22-01-2018
    End activities
    23-11-2018
    Code
    2017-12
    Description
    Mejorar la cobertura de seguridad social por los migrantes laborales internacionales peruanos
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion [Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
  • Start-up of the National Organisation of State Social Security Institutes and its technical secretariat

    Start activities
    Sep-17
    End activities
    May-18
    Code
    2017-17
    Description
    Poner en marcha la ONIESS y sus órganos de gobierno (Asamblea, la Comisión Permanente y el Secretariado Técnico)
    Partner Institution
    Institute of Social Security of the State of Guanajuato [Instituto de Seguridad Social del Estado de Guanajuato]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Support to the “International Forum on Health Coverage in the Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale Area (CIPRES)”

    Start activities
    Aug-17
    End activities
    Aug-17
    Code
    2017-19
    Description
    Le Forum International sur la couverture maladie dans la zone CIPRES permet de déterminer les modalités et les conditions pour la mise en place et la gestion d?une couverture maladie efficace des popu
    Partner Institution
    Inter-African Conference on Social Welfare [Conférence Interafricaine de la Prévoyance Sociale]
    Type of Assistance
     International events (awareness raising)
  • Social protection coverage in the informal economy

    Start activities
    17-12-2018
    End activities
    24-11-2018
    Code
    2017-26
    Description
    Formulate a comprehensive care model including inclusion and social protection strategies that contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the informal economy actors
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Social Economy [Instituto para la Economia Social]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
  • Social Health Protection Reform and Policy

    Start activities
    Jan-18
    End activities
    09/11/2018
    Code
    2017-27
    Description
    To provide a social protection framework that increases access to healthcare services in the form of a NHI scheme that is built on innovative healthcare financing mechanisms
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Health and Child Care
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)
  • Enlarging the scope of the social policy analysis conducted by the Institute of Labour Sciences and Social Affairs (ILSSA)

    Start activities
    Feb-18
    End activities
    12/07/2018
    Code
    2017-28
    Description
    To improve social protection systems design, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation in Vietnam
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Labour Science and Social Affairs [Viện Khoa Học Lao Động Và Xã Hội]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Strengthening social protection for people living with disabilities

    Start activities
    #N/A
    End activities
    #N/A
    Code
    2017-29
    Description
    To improve social protection systems design, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation in Vietnam
    Partner Institution
    Institute for Labour Science and Social Affairs [Viện Khoa Học Lao Động Và Xã Hội]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Technical assistance for the extension of social protection coverage

    Start activities
    12-02-2018
    End activities
    1-12-2018
    Code
    2017-30
    Description
    Acknowledge innovative experiences oriented to extend the social security coverage of vulnerable groups
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion [Ministerio de Trabajo y Promoción del Empleo]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional Strengthening
  • Strategic goals according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index in Panama

    Start activities
    Feb-18
    End activities
    31/05/2019
    Code
    2017-32
    Description
    Reduce multidimensional poverty by placing special emphasis on the main shortcomings of the Panamanian population
    Partner Institution
    Ministry of Social Development [Ministerio de Desarrollo Social]
    Type of Assistance
    Institutional (Regulatory & Policy)