ISSA, December 2014
In the implementation of social security programmes and initiatives with the intended objective to extend social security coverage, administrative challenges in covering certain population groups can constitute serious hurdles for social security organizations. Difficult-to-cover population groups typically include the non-agricultural self-employed, migrants, domestic workers and workers and employees in agriculture and fishing. Extending social security coverage also has a gender dimension, with women being less likely to have adequate access.
As part of a project to promote the extension of social security coverage in line with the ISSA strategy, the ISSA has published two handbooks on strategies and administrative solutions to extend coverage to targeted groups.