Welcome to the December socialprotection.org newsletter!

2018 has been a good year: It's a more exciting time than ever to be working in social protection! The international community has come together in support of social protection and socialprotection.org has stepped up to cater to this community. Since the launch of our platform in 2015, we have brought together over 3,700 members, 1,100 stakeholders, and 3,800 publications.
As an ode to the 3-year journey, this month’s newsletter showcases some of the most popular content we have presented on the platform since launch! This content reflects the topics attracting the greatest interest in social protection as well as the diversity of our user base. We are proud to share this content with you and hope you enjoy reading!

Check out some of the most accessed publications on the platform from the past three years:

Ethiopia Social Protection: Access of the Poor and Vulnerable to Basic Social Services (2016)


Read good practices on linking safety net clients with complementary social through the concept of a ‘sustainable social protection system’. It provides insight into how countries have moved towards a systematic approach to increase access to basic services for the poorest and promote child protection measures.

Social pension for all older persons in the Philippines (2017)

Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE)

Approximately 40% of Filipino senior citizens do not receive a pension. This video captures some of the benefits, gaps, and challenges of older persons and implementers in the current social pension system, as well as recommendations of a new approach.

India’s Direct Benefit Transfer and Public Distribution System: Can They Work Together? (2013)

by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)

The DBT programme transfers social pensions and scholarships for students to their bank accounts, leveraging the biometric platform with an innovative banking solution. This One Pager explores whether existing food subsidies can be made through the DBT.

Towards a shock sensitive social protection system for Malawi (2017)

by the 
Government of Malawi, Red Cross Climate Centre and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

This study looks at how social protection and humanitarian work can be implemented to provide predictable support to the most vulnerable. It provides case studies from within the country, regionally and globally.

Linking Social Protection with Productive Inclusion (2017)

by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

A summary of the discussions from the event by the same title that took place in Mexico in September 2015. It builds on valuable experience from representatives of Chile, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines.
The Social Assistance in Low and Middle Income Countries Dataset (2018)

by the Global Development Institute and the University of Manchester 
New publication: Access this recently launched data portal featuring data on social assistance programmes in low and middle income countries from 2000-2015. Indicators cover programme design and objectives, reach and transfer levels, institutionalisation, and financial resources.

A major accomplishment from this year was the expansion of programme profile feature:
Check out highlighted upcoming events!
12 - 14 December
18 January
United Kingdom
Online Community
Check out the highlighted Community of the month!
Social protection
in crisis contexts

Join 159 practitioners and researchers working on social protection across the humanitarian-development nexus to exchange, collaborate, and learn from each other’s experiences.
Past webinars
Find out why these have been the most watched webinars from 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively:
Blog Posts
Our blog was launched in 2017 and has since become one of the features socialprotection.org members engage with the most! Read some of the most popular member submissions:
Stay up to date with the latest social protection news:
socialprotection.org was pleased to host two livestreams this year, which attracted record viewers to our YouTube channel! Watch the livestream recordings:
Jobs and calls for papers are accessible on our Jobs page. Members can submit jobs and calls for papers by clicking on + Submit job offer.