Strategies and Tools against social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

Strategies and Tools against social Exclusion and Poverty (STEP)

Details of an ILO research programme

The Strategies and Tools against social Exclusion and Poverty global programme (STEP) of the International Labour Office (ILO) is active in two interdependent thematic areas: the extension of social protection to the excluded and integrated approaches to social inclusion. STEP combines different types of activities: studies and research, the development of methodological tools and reference documents, training programmes, the execution of field projects, technical assistance for the definition and implementation of policies, advocacy and the development of networking between the various actors. In regard to social protection, STEP is one of the programme-leaders in the development of knowledge on micro-insurance as a tool for the extension of social protection. In the framework of the fight against social exclusion, STEP has created an original tool for the support to promoters of social inclusion at a local level, through the creation of the Centre for Informatic Apprenticeship and Resources in Social Inclusion (CIARIS).

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