Welcome to our December newsletter!

This month’s newsletter highlights the most popular and prominent content on our platform from 2017. It therefore showcases content that has been accessed the most frequently, enjoyed the most user engagement, or made a prominent contribution to the social protection field.

The Publications search, Online Communities and Virtual Campus features have emerged as the most popular among our users. For a more in-depth review of our content and activities from the past year, do take a look at our Annual Report 2017.

We hope you enjoy this compilation of expert content. Thank you to all the people who have engaged with socialprotection.org's content and features over the past year!
socialprotection.org user engagement by country in 2017:

Take a look at the most accessed publications of 2017:
Social protection and inclusive rural transformation (2017)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Read about how different types of social protection interventions affect rural livelihoods; help rural transformation; and influence inclusiveness.
Work, family and social protection (2017)
HelpAge International

See how growing older affects income security in Asia, an issue which has become increasingly urgent in the region.
Social Security Country Profiles (2016)
The International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Check out global national social security programme profiles that insure individuals against interruption or loss of earnings.
National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh (2015)
Planning Commission of the Ministry of Planning of Bangladesh

See into the formulation of the NSSS, a fully home-grown programme, based on the political, social and economic realities of Bangladesh.
India’s Direct Benefit Transfer and Public Distribution System: Can They Work Together? (2013)
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) 

Learn about how India efficiently transfers cash into recipients’ bank accounts by leveraging information technology and a biometric platform.

We invite you to read some of the prominent social protection publications of 2017:
World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (2017)
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This ILO flagship report provides a global overview on recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors.
Integrating data and information management for social protection: social registries and integrated beneficiary registries (2017)
Australia - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

 This report attempts to address the recent evolution in data management, providing practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners.
Mainstreaming Gender and Targeting Women in Inclusive Insurance: Perspectives and Emerging Lessons (2017)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the World Bank Group and Womens World Banking

Read about the demand and supply of insurance products for women, with a focus on the inclusive insurance market.
The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers? (2017)
The World Bank Group

See these case studies from Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Sri Lanka, and United States on the experiences of of reforming and implementing different social protection transfer modalities.
Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems Research: Case study—Post-Haiyan Cash Transfers in the Philippines (2017)
Oxford Policy Management (OPM)

Read evidence on how social protection systems can respond to shocks, thus reducing the need for separate humanitarian responses. We recommend you also check out the case study on Pakistan.
Social Protection: Debating Graduation (2017)
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)

This publication contributes to promoting a better understanding of graduation policy and stimulating the debate further.
Virtual Campus: Webinars

We invite you to register for our upcoming webinars:
14 December

13:00 pm - 14:30 pm

11 January
14:00 pm - 15:30 pm



What role can social protection play in
responding to humanitarian emergencies?

Findings from a global study

Did you miss out on watching live our most popular webinars of 2017?
Check out the top webinar recordings and content outputs:

The Blog feature, launched this year, has emerged as one of the platform’s most popular features, thanks to the contributions of our members and Ambassadors.

Enjoy reading the most accessed blogs from the platform of 2017:
socialprotection.org livestreamed the conference on 28 and 29 September, 2017, attracting record traffic to the platform. For those who were unable to join us for the live event, we now invite you to watch the recordings!
Online Communities

The most accessed Online Community of 2017:
Become a member of this 79 member strong Community, dedicated to women’s economic empowerment and check out the Gender-sensitive Social Protection Webinar Series, which includes 6 webinars thus far.

Access jobs and calls for papers on our dedicated Jobs page. Members can share jobs and calls for papers with our community of social protection practitioners by clicking on + Submit job offer.