GASPP is concerned with
- The globalisation of social policy and the social content of global politics
- The impact on the making of national social policy of supranational organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and WTO, the UN agencies (WHO, ILO, UNDP etc) and regional organisations (EU, NAFTA, ASEAN, Council of Europe etc
- The field of policy making that embraces global social redistribution, global social health and labour regulation, and global social provision and empowerment
- The role of international civil society (transnational social movements and international NGOs) and that of the business world in shaping a global discourse on social policy and in contributing to the making of social policy in general and in particular in developing, crisis-ridden, war-torn, and post-communist societies.
GASPP is guided by its mission statement and has four elements in its work programme;