Employment injury insurance and protection

GEIP: ILO Global Programme on Employment Injury Insurance and Protection
Workers’ Compensation for the social protection floor at work
The right to Employment Injury Benefits for all workers

Employment injury insurance and protection in case of injury at workplace is vital to social peace, inclusive and fair redistribution and the economic and competitive success. Enterprises of all types have the responsibility to protect all their work force in case of injury and workplace risks. Through the Global Programme on Employment Injury Insurance and Protection (GEIP), the ILO addresses workforce needs in case of employment injury, as highlighted in paragraphs 3, 5  and 9 of the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202) The programme leverage on ILO’s extensive experience with enterprises and social security institutions.

The Programme provides technical assistance by:
  • Tailoring it to the needs of each country
  • Bearing in mind the national affordability and capacity to cover workers and comply with social security.


  1. A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

  2. Employment Injury Insurance: A way forward for Malawi's workforce

News, articles and events

  1. News

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    27 June 2018

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  2. News

    ILO Violence and Harassment at Work: How the provision of Employment Injury Benefits and Workers Compensation can benefit Employers and Workers

    28 May 2018


  1. The GEIP works with national and regional actors to improve, audit or create the best employment injury insurance system for each country.