Balsillie School of International Affairs
- The social protection floor (SPF) is a global initiative led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to provide social security to vulnerable groups.
- The SPF neglects the rapidly growing population of international migrants and focusses principally on citizens from lower-income countries.
- The SPF requires a method to evaluate the social protection gap that exists between citizens and non-citizens in countries that receive migrants in order to improve protections for all.
- The SPF Advisory Group must collaborate more closely with transit and receiving countries, middle- and high-income countries, and regional organizations to reduce the gaps in social protection between citizens and non-citizens.
Ratel, M.-H., G. Williams, and K. Williams (2013). Inserting Migrants into the Global Social Protection Floor. Waterloo, ON: The Centre for International Governance Innovation. CIGI Junior Fellows Policy Brief, No. 11, September 2013.