With the goal of building a social security system that covers the urban and rural residents in a comprehensive way, the Chinese government has implemented a universal social security enrolment programme that focuses on old-age insurance and medical insurance. By the end of 2017, the registration of all targeted groups across China had been basically completed through the measures of policy optimization, publicity, strict law enforcement, service improvement and registration at every doorstep. Thus, the national database for universal coverage had been basically formed, providing effective data support for the implementation of the universal enrolment programme in the next stage.
In the context of the ISSA, a good practice is defined as any type of experience (e.g. an action, a measure, a process, a programme, a project, or a technology) implemented within a social security organization that fosters the improvement of its administrative and operational capacities, and/or the efficient and effective delivery of programmes. The good practices selected by the ISSA focus on topics related to the priorities as defined in the programme and budget of the Association. The good practices are from member institutions of the ISSA and are primarily collected through the work of the ISSA Technical Commissions and the ISSA Good Practice Awards.