The five countries making up the BRICS have become symptomatic of a shift in world influence and economic growth. All five have enjoyed significant and sustained economic growth over the last two decades.
The country chapters in the report highlight the different approaches of the BRICS to the challenges each country faces in respect of extending social security coverage. They show how responses take into account the local realities and environment in each country.
The BRICS share a political will to extend social security coverage, and the dynamic economic environment has facilitated efforts to achieve this aim. For most of the countries, there is also a demographic window as an incentive to act now young populations with growing workforces make extension measures easier to put in place.