socialprotection.org was introduced to the participants at the kick-off meeting of the "European Union Social Protection Systems Programme", on 16-17 September in Paris. The initiative, which is co-financed by the EU, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Finnish Government, is managed by the OECD Development Centre and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Mario Gyoeri (IPC-IG, Researcher) introduced socialprotection.org to participants at the 2015 SASPEN conference dedicated to the “Sustainability of Social Protection”. The event took place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 20 to 21 October 2015.
Alicia Spengler (IPC-IG, Project Analyst) and Raquel Tebaldi (IPC-IG, Research Assistant) presented the platform at the 7th Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) meeting on 24 November in New York. The Board approached the IPC-IG in 2013 to develop and host socialprotection.org to facilitate knowledge sharing among low and middle income countries.
The German Government, through its Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), is now funding socialprotection.org, along with the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).