Prepared by Nicolas Mombrial (COM) and Csaba Feher (FAD).
See for example the letter by 53 economists to the IMF Managing Director http://www.networkideas.org/news-analysis/2017/12/53-economists-write-to-imf-directors-on-approach-to-social-protection/ and the statement from the Global Coalition on Social Protection Floors http://www.socialprotectionfloorscoalition.org/2017/10/statement-to-the-imf-on-the-findings-of-the-evaluation-report-and-the-imfs-approach-towards-social-protection/.
Mr. Peter Bakvis, Washington representative ITUC (retired), Washington D.C; Mr. Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics, LSE; Ms. Miriam Brett, International Development Project Finance Manager, Bretton Woods Project; Mr. Michael Cichon, ex-ILO Director (retired), Professor of Social Protection at United Nations University; Ms. Carolina Dantas, Social Protection Officer, ITUC’s Americas region; Ms. Diane Elson, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex and Institute of Development Study; Mr. Barry Herman, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Graduate Program in International Affairs of The New School in New York; Mr. Daniel Horn, Adviser to the Global Coalition on Social Protection Floors; Mr. Stephen Kidd, Director Development Pathways; Ms. Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ), Tulane University; Mr. Tavengwa Nhongo, Executive Director, Africa Platform For Social Protection; Ms. Sandra Polaski, Global Development Policy Centre, Boston University and ex-Deputy Director General for Policy, ILO.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights focus on the IMF and its impact on social protection http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?si=A/HRC/38/33.
The 2017 IEO Report focused on the narrower concept of social protection.
For the definition of “macro-critical” for purposes of this set of papers, see the Main Paper.
The ILO Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102) establishes worldwide-agreed minimum standards for all nine branches of social security. These branches are: medical care; sickness benefit; unemployment benefit; old-age benefit; employment injury benefit; family benefit; maternity benefit; invalidity benefit; and survivors’ benefit. See https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_INSTRUMENT_ID:312247.
The ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation 2012 (No.202) establishes guidance to its members on establishing and maintaining social protection floors as fundamental element of their national security systems.
A summary of arguments raised by some social protection experts against using means testing can be found here: http://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/publications/exclusion-by-design-the-effectiveness-of-the-proxy-means-test/.