Indicators to measure social protection performance: implications for European Commission programming

Working and discussion papers
March 2017
Anna McCord, Rebecca Holmes and Luke Harman

This concept paper was produced for the European Commission as part of the 'Tools and Methods' series. It critically assesses social protection indicators, particularly in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the paper is aimed at European Commission staff, it provides useful guidance on the selection and use of social protection indicators for staff from wider agencies. 

The paper provides guidance on the selection and use of social protection indicators and outlines how the European Commission can contribute to the global debate on social protection indicators for the SDGs.