Social protection in Africa

  • Africa has shown very strong political will at the highest level to put in place policies aimed at building sustainable development and ensuring effective access to social protection to all the population.
    The political commitment is reflected in multiple continental policy and strategic frameworks including, the Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want which outlines an African Union (AU) strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of Africa within 50 years and the Abidjan Declaration-Advancing Social Justice: Shaping the future of work in Africa adopted by ILO Constituents during the 14th African Regional Meeting in December 2019, calls for progressively extending sustainable social protection coverage.