Icon Our WorkBrief 2: Multi-tiered, comprehensive, social security systems: a brief description

In our second briefing paper, Stephen Kidd discusses the evolution of multi-tiered social security systems to manage lifecycle risks, alleviate poverty, and support economic growth. Many middle-income countries still use outdated models, excluding those in the informal economy. Modern systems provide universal income support through taxes and employment contributions, addressing lifecycle events like child-rearing, unemployment, and old age. For Jordan, adopting a comprehensive, multi-tiered system will enhance social cohesion, economic stability, and overall well-being.