Considering the international development agenda, socialprotection.org was inspired by the drive to provide social protection practitioners, policymakers and researchers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date content on the topic, encouraging networking and engagement. Since its launch in 2015, socialprotection.org has brought together almost 3,600 members, 946 stakeholders, and directed access to almost 3,700 publications. It has organised 73 webinars in cooperation with 28 partners, attracting over 4,600 attendees; hosted five online courses; and is home to 40 Online Communities, gathering practitioners around the most pertinent social protection topics.
The Blog feature, which was launched in January 2017, has hosted over 130 posts. The Programme Profile section now showcases 240 social protection programmes from various regions (including pioneering inventories of countries in the Middle East and North Africa) and is set to expand significantly in the coming year, with the addition of profiles from countries in Asia and the Pacific. The platform is available in English, French, and more recently, Spanish.
This third anniversary presents an opportunity to highlight the collaborative progress achieved by the socialprotection.org team, its partners, members and funders. To this end, this Annual Report provides an overview of socialprotection.org's achievements, features, content, communications strategy, and outreach and engagement activities, focusing on the period from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018. It also discusses the way forward for the platform, highlighting future developments and potential challenges.