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Triggered by a strategic realignment of the work programme of the International Social Security Association that gives greater priority to core questions of the administration of social security schemes, the editorial team of International Social Security Review is launching an open call for high quality submissions of interest to an international readership.

The core area of interest is for critical analytic research output that investigates how social security administration, supported by the innovative use of ICT, can strengthen coverage and improve benefit adequacy in a sustainable manner.

With many national labour markets confronted by high levels of informality or with increasing levels of precarity associated with a weakening of the traditional employer/employee relationship, papers are sought that examine options to transform social security institutional practices, financing mechanisms and benefits delivery. Authors are informed that there is no closing date for submissions. Submitted papers should be addressed to the Editor at:

VIRTUAL ISSUE: The history of the ISSA

In 2017, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) celebrates its 90th anniversary. The set of articles that comprise this second virtual issue provide fascinating insights into the development and growth of the ISSA as it has served its global membership across the last nine decades.

Read the articles here.