FES started the project "Social Security for All" in 2016, the to find out under which conditions national implementation processes for social protection floors can best be fostered through the creation of bottom-up demand from civil society organizations and trade unions. The project was therefore centred around strengthening the role of civil society and trade unions in the design and implementation of effective social protection systems, holding their governments accountable of their responsibility to provide a social protection floor as required by ILO Recommendation 202 in 2012, and the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. Nine country offices of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung agreed to participate in the project. These included: Costa Rica, El Salvador,Iraq, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia. On the basis of the experiences during the project, this book evolved as a joint effort not only of the three editors but of all persons involved in the project between 2016 and 2019. The publication seeks to contribute to the core objectives of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors and to foster ongoing discussion at the national and international levels on how to better support the achievement of the SDGs and the practical realization of Recommendation 202, as a necessity for any kind of social-ecological transformation towards just and sustainable development. The country experiences of Zambia are highlighted on page 50, sub-chapter 4.2.3, of the publication under the theme, "Rights-based social protection: Getting the politics and economics of social protection right".
The publication was launched at the Global Social Protection week which was held from 25th to 28th November 2019, at ILO in Geneva Switzerland.