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A Social Protection Floor Index: Monitoring National Social Protection Policy Implementation

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August, 2016

An Social Protection Floor consists of four nationally defined basic social security guarantees that members should establish by law, and—in accordance with their existing international obligations—provide to all residents and children.

A national SPF should comprise the following four social security guarantees: 

Access to a nationally defined set of goods and services constituting essential health care—including maternity care—which meets the criteria of availability, accessibility, acceptability, and quality.

Basic income security for children at a nationally defined minimum level, which provides access to nutrition, education, care, and any other necessary goods and services.

Basic income security at a nationally defined minimum level, for persons in active age who are unable to earn sufficient income, particularly in cases of sickness, unemployment, maternity, and disability.

Basic income security at a nationally defined minimum level, for older persons.

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http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/12490.pdf  

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