Social finance


With an emphasis on social justice, the ILO's Social Finance Programme supports efforts to extend financial services to excluded persons by addressing two main goals:
  • The promotion of better employment; and
  • A reduction in the vulnerability of the working poor.
The pursuit of better employment means creating jobs and improving the quality of employment through innovative financial services and conducive policies. The reduction of vulnerability can be achieved by improving access to appropriate risk managing financial services, including microinsurance.

Highlight

  1. Annual Report

    Read the Social Finance 2021 Annual Report

    The Annual Report 2021 highlights the achievements of the Social Finance Programme over the past year. The report covers developments in Social Finance's three streams of work: financial inclusion, impact insurance and sustainable investing.

Latest publications: Impact insurance

  1. Social Finance Brief: Pacífico Seguros

    15 September 2022

  2. Social Finance Brief: Insurance for MSMEs in Mexico

    16 August 2022

Latest publications: Sustainable investing

  1. Annual Report 2021

    21 July 2022

  2. Annual Report 2020

    24 August 2021

Projects with a social finance component

Global

Project name: Support CFC’s Development of a Social and Environmental Management System
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: http://www.matealeko.com/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#a28xobn
Type of intervention: Innovative financial services
Starts on: 12/4/18
Ends on: 3/31/20
Social Finance theme: Sustainable investing

Global

Project name: Building capacity for social compliance of investments in agriculture in Africa (AATIF)
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: http://www.matealeko.com/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#ai21hxm
Type of intervention: Technical assistance, capacity building
Starts on: 7/1/12
Ends on: 7/14/21
Social Finance theme: Sustainable investing

Global

Project name: Partnership with Insurance for Rural Resilience & Economic Development (INSURED)
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: http://www.matealeko.com/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#btj0h1b
Type of intervention: Technical assistance, capacity building
Starts on: 11/8/18
Ends on: 12/31/21
Social Finance theme: Impact insurance

Global

Project name: A Global Action Network to make agriculture insurance work better
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: http://www.matealeko.com/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#ado75e2
Type of intervention: Capacity building
Starts on: 10/1/14
Ends on: 12/31/19
Social Finance theme: Impact insurance

Global

Project name: Change Management to achieve impact with insurance - Phase II
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: http://www.matealeko.com/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#a2r6p31
Type of intervention: Innovative financial services, capacity building
Starts on: 4/1/16
Ends on: 11/30/19
Social Finance theme: Impact insurance

Global

Project name: Partnership for improving Prospects for host communities and forcibly displaced persons (PROSPECTS)
Responsible unit/department: Policy
Web link: http://www.matealeko.com/global/programmes-and-projects/prospects/WCMS_725066/lang--en/index.htm
Type of intervention: Capacity building
Starts on: 7/1/19
Ends on: 6/30/23
Social Finance theme: Financial inclusion

Global

Project name: Joining Forces To Promote Impact Insurance
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: https://ilo.org/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#a2b2urq
Type of intervention: Innovative financial services, capacity building
Starts on: 6/1/18
Ends on: 5/31/21
Social Finance theme: Impact insurance

Global

Project name: Le rôle de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire dans le développement durable, et l’avenir du travail et de l’emploi
Responsible unit/department: Social Finance
Web link: https://ilo.org/DevelopmentCooperationDashboard/#a2sa6ka
Type of intervention: Research
Starts on: 12/2/15
Ends on: 12/31/19
Social Finance theme: Financial inclusion
Disclaimer: The boundaries shown on this map do not imply endorsement or acceptance by the ILO.