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    ILO Social Security Inquiry

    Project ID: SP-001 Status: Completed

    Reliable social security statistics are an important precondition for good governance and policy making. However, in many countries, the quantitative knowledge base on social security is incomplete and often does not follow international statistical standards, so ILO launched its Social Security Inquiry initiative to assist countries in improving their quantitative knowledge base on social security. As part of the initiative, IHP staff were tasked during 2005 with conducting this pilot project in Sri Lanka to test the feasibility of collecting and reporting routine statistics on social security and social protection activities in the country. The project involved using the ILO manuals to identify and collect the necessary data, and giving feedback to ILO Social Security Department on the problems and issues raised by the process. Areas for which statistics were collected and reported included all national pension schemes, transfer programmes, health, education and nutrition activities, and other worker protection programmes. ILO is using this experience to revise and finalise its future global data collection activities in this important area.

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     Project at a glance  Project team
    Start Date: Apr 2005
    End Date: Jun 2005
    Themes: Pensions, Social protection
    Sponsor(s): ILO
    Client: ILO
    IHP Staff: T Fernando, R Elwalagedera, MALR Perera
    Consultant(s): Vindya Eriyagama, Ajantha Kalyanaratne
     Location  Further information
    Region: Global
    Country(s): Sri Lanka
    Partner(s): HPRA
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    Related IHP research:

    External links:
    ILO Social Security Inquiry
    ILO Sri Lanka Office


    Related news

    20 Nov 2008: Ruwanthi Elwelagedera presents IHP's work on SPI indices at the Joint ADB/ILO/OECD/RCHSP Technical Workshop on Social Protection Data
    25 Feb 2006: National workshop held to discuss findings of ILO Social Security Inquiry
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