In-kind transfers

“In-kind transfers provide non-cash benefits to eligible and registered beneficiaries. These are usually in the form of a commodity good.” See also: Social Assistance Britto, P. et al (2013). ‘Social Protection Programs and Early Childhood Development: Unexplored Potential’, Child Study Center (accessed 16 June 2015).


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Informal Social protection

“Informal social protection encompasses those arrangements and actions taken by an individual or groups of individuals that are not guided by formal legal regulations but are not necessarily contravening these laws and regulations. (…) The organisational infrastructure within which informal social protection is provided is through social networks. (…) Social protection arrangements provided by families can also be classified on the basis of protective, preventive and promotive measures...

Integrated System for Information Management (IMIS)

Integrated System for Information Management (IMIS) “refers to broader system that enables the flow and management of information within and between social protection programs and sometimes beyond to other sectors.” See also: Management Information System (MIS) Commonwealth of Australia (2014). “Single registries and integrated MISs: De-mystifying data and information management concepts”, OPML (accessed 16 June 2015).