Making USP a Reality


Under the co-leadership of the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation, USP2030 partners work together to increase the number of countries that provide universal social protection, supporting countries to design and implement universal and sustainable social protection systems, in line with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and in particular target 1.3 of the sustainable development goals (SDG 1.3). Actions include coordinating country support to strengthen national social protection systems, knowledge development to document country experience and provide evidence on financing options and advocacy for integrating universal social protection.



The partnership aims to provide information on progress achieved regarding universal social protection, in line with the monitoring framework for the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The partnership will also keep track of its own effectiveness in contributing to this agenda.

Keeping track of SDG 1.3

As part of SDG 1 to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, target 1.3. of the agenda 2030 calls upon states to “Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measure for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and vulnerable.”


The USP2030 Working Group Guidelines are available here.

Digital Convergence Initiative

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Financing Social Protection

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Social Protection and Climate Change

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Social Protection and Food Systems Transformation

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