Briefing: Integrating data and information management for social protection

Given the ever-increasing focus on coordinating and harmonising social protection programs, aiming for a systems approach, countries have been exploring new ways to integrate data and better handle information to ensure that the right people are receiving the right transfer amounts at the right time. This briefing note summarises evolutions in this fast-paced field – including shifts in terminology and innovative best practice – and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners grappling with the issue.