The e-TRANSFORM UNICEF run is a partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia to offer this training for its local staff. This version was adapted exclusively for its purpose and will be held from 2 July until 7 September 2018!
Developing a social protection information system — one that enables the flow and management of information within the social protection sector and sometimes beyond — can ensure a more equitable, responsive and inclusive distribution of resources while also increasing efficiency and effectiveness of delivery and, most importantly, better serving citizens. Nevertheless, achieving these objectives is not implicit to the creation of, for e.g., a social registry.
In this infographic we analyse evidence across a set of countries to show how the way in which the information system for social protection is set-up affects what can be achieved. There are broad variations across countries setting up social registries and integrated beneficiary registries! The question we should be asking as policymakers and practitioners is therefore not what a country’s system is called, but how it has been set-up and how that affects what it can achieve. Who is covered? How is data being collected? Where is the data flowing to and from?
To analyze anti-poverty policies in tandem with the taxes used to pay for them, comparisons of poverty before and after taxes and transfers are often used. We show that these comparisons, as well as measures of horizontal equity and progressivity, can fail to capture an important aspect: that a substantial proportion of the poor are made poorer (or non-poor made poor) by the tax and transfer system.
Across the world, barriers are growing. Every day people fleeing war and persecution find the door slammed in their face. Refugees have human rights. What are these rights? Who is responsible for upholding and protecting them? How can we hold them to account? This short course will enable you to find the answers and empower yourself to defend and promote the rights of refugees and discover how you can be part of the solution.