The ESCAP Social Protection Online Toolbox (SPOT) is a knowledge
which supports member States in Asia and the Pacific to implement the ESCAP Action Plan to Strengthen
Regional Cooperation on Social Protection in Asia and the Pacific (Action Plan) and establish
and comprehensive social protection systems.
SPOT includes a simulation tool to estimate how extending social
can reduce poverty and inequality and boost the consumption of different types of households in rural
and urban areas. The simulation tool can estimate the investment needed to support the extension of
SPOT provides an online learning tool with five self-paced training
cover the role of social protection, the simulation tool and key schemes such as child benefits,
disability benefits and old age pensions.
SPOT hosts policy resources such as country experiences, policy
papers, primers, videos and events undertaken to support the implementation of the Action Plan.
is ESCAP doing on social
As the region accelerates progress to achieve the 2030 Agenda, universal social
protection will be crucial to foster a more inclusive, resilient and prosperous Asia-Pacific.
ESCAP advocates universal social protection with benefits set at a minimum level: the
social protection floor. It works to strengthen the capacity of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region
to design, implement and finance inclusive social protection to achieve the 2030 Agenda. ESCAP:
Convenes governments to strengthen regional cooperation and implementation of the
Simulates the impact of how social protection boosts consumption, reduces poverty
Deepens skills on social protection through five self-paced online trainings
Builds the evidence on what works and what countries are doing