June 26, 2023
Pakistan’s transition to a dynamic social protection registry
The Benazir Income Support Programme has developed a dynamic registration system that not only enables shock-responsive social protection but is also challenging traditional gender norms.
August 8, 2022
Social assistance ‘on demand’ in Cambodia
Quicker and more flexible than ever, IDPoor is ready to deliver in times of shock
May 11, 2022
Charting a course towards convergence in digital social protection
The Digital Convergence Initiative is championing common technical standards to make data sharing between social protection institutions, systems and programmes easier, cheaper and more effective
April 20, 2021
openIMIS brings digital social benefits to The Gambia
Building on existing open source management information systems saves reinventing the digital wheel
June 21, 2020
openIMIS: Co-creating a global good
The journey towards a sustainable open source solution for health financing
Digitalisation in social protection
Digitalisation revolutionises data management and administrative processes in social protection.
Through the Sustainable Development Goals countries have set themselves ambitious targets for improving their health and social protection systems. But in many countries, basic statistics such as birth and death records or households with an income below the national poverty line are lacking or patchy. Without reliable and consistent information, policy makers and service managers cannot make informed decisions about where to target resources or which interventions work.
Secure, connected and digitalised social protection systems can reduce such inefficiencies, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and personalise services. They can ensure crucial data are available almost immediately at local and central level, for example, to ensure poor families obtain the support they are entitled to, particularly in times of crisis, or to set up and run health insurance or pension schemes.
German development cooperation aims at enabling its partner countries to realise the full potential of digital technology in building scalable, sustainable and interoperable digital social protection systems. Check the articles, studies and event documentations on this page to get an overview.