International Symposium: Social Protection Systems - Tying the Knots

September 5-6, 2016 in Bonn, Germany

Social Protection Systems - Tying the Knots

There has been an increasing focus on system-building and strengthening when it comes to social protection in the past years. Both UNICEF and the World Bank have developed strategy papers on social protection systems, the UN initiative on social pro-tection floors is another attempt towards more systematic policy-making in the area of social protection and the G20 Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board work on system analytics is yet another testimony of the increased importance.

While there is a greater demand for more systematic-policy-making with social protection interventions being well-coordinated and working in a holistic manner, there is still limited evidence as to the factors of success for system-building. This symposium is supposed to provide the floor for academics, practitioners and politicians to exchange and discuss advances and challenges when it comes to social protection system building. While the first day of the Symposium starts off with keynote speeches and a panel discussion, the second day gives room to practitioners and academics to present their findings and ideas. Selected speakers through a call for papers would present their research, which could be organized around the following themes:

1) System variation: Conceptual variations of social protection systems
2) System creation: Effective linkages between social protection interventions
3) System analysis: Analysis of social protection systems


09:00 - 18:00


Universitätsclub Bonn e.V.
Konviktstr. 9
53113 Bonn

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