The Issue-based Coalition on Social Protection serves as a platform for exchange of information, advocacy, and policy advice as well as for building and strengthening partnerships in relation to social protection.
The IBC provides support to UN Country Teams to accelerate progress towards the SDGs that relate to social protection.
It focuses on the following areas:
Common positions and advocacy. The IBC seeks to harmonize definitions and positions on social protection across members and therefore developed common advocacy messages that can be delivered and amplified using a single voice.
Exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices. It serves to facilitate the exchange of a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience across coalition members and to distill good practices from these experiences.
Joint efforts for resource mobilization and in-country activities. As the IBC seeks to integrate various social protection interventions, members engage in joint efforts to leverage the additional resources needed to pursue projects of appropriate scale and ambition for sustainable impacts.
Concrete outputs: The IBC has developed concrete outputs, including a social protection checklist for Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) missions, mapping of social protection work in the region, a virtual platform for joint work and information exchange, and advocacy for the Joint Fund Window on Social Protection Floors.
PARTICIPATING UN ORGANIZATIONS
ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, WHO
UNDP, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, UNFPA, UN Women, FAO, WFP, UNHCR
Social Protection for all
Address persistent gaps in coverage and quality of social protection systems.
Social protection systems
Advocate for holistic and sustainable and integrated social protection systems.
The IBC provides integrated technical support through the development of practical tools and direct assistance, including through technical missions, to results groups and UNCTs in country in their efforts to support social protection reforms while focusing on collaborative approaches.
The IBC documents ongoing UN collaboration efforts and good practices to expand and improve social protection in the region. These knowledge products are provided and disseminated via a variety of channels (websites, social networks and blogs), also including seminars and trainings organized by the UN system.
The IBC develops regional definitions and common positions on social protection, relevant to the context and needs of the ECA region.
The coalition has developed concrete outputs, including a social protection checklist for MAPs missions, mapping of social protection work in the region, a virtual platform for joint work and information exchange, advocacy for the Joint Fund Window on Social Protection Floors.