Welcome to the December edition of our monthly newsletter!
2019 is about to end and socialprotection.org has much to celebrate! During its fourth year of activity, the platform welcomed more than 825 new members into its network, now comprising more than 4,600 people from all over the world.
This year, we hosted over 40 webinars, organised in collaboration with partners from different regions and institutions, and launched the USP2030 webinar series, developed in partnership with the IPC-IG and which sparked a special edition of the Policy in Focus magazine: “Universal social protection: a target for all”.
We are also happy to announce that we are receiving applications for the 5th run of the TRANSFORM online course, an innovative training programme on building and managing social protection floors in Africa. Don’t miss it!

This newsletter showcases fresh content for the month of December, as well as some of the most popular content presented on the platform during the year. Happy reading and see you next year!
Past Livestreams
This was a great year for socialprotection.org livestreams. We were pleased to host nine events in 2019! Check out some of the highlights, which attracted record viewers to our YouTube channel:
Global Social Protection Week

25 - 28 November

A related Blog Post by Anna Carolina Machado and Marina Carvalho is also available.
Asia Pacific Social Protection Week 2019
Asian Development Bank (ADB)

9 -12 September
Past Webinars
Financing gender-responsive social protection

6 June

This webinar is part of a series called ‘Social Protection and Gender Equality’, organised by ODI and DFID-UK
Apply now
The State of Social Assistance in Africa
UNDP | African Union (AU)
The ‘databases’ content type was created in 2019 to facilitate dissemination of consolidated data on social protection. This month, we highlight the Disability Benefits Database, developed by Development Pathways, which provides a global overview of social protection schemes for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. 
Blog Posts
Towards universal primary health care in Nigeria
by Bolaji Aregbeshola
Adaptive social protection for climate-informed development: Promoting resilience among the most vulnerable
by Lydia Callies
Also, in 2019 an important partnership was established for socialprotection.org’s blogs, featuring Ugo Gentilini’s weekly social protection content compilation post. Additionally, this year’s Ambassadors Programme resulted in the production of more than 25 blog posts addressing key issues related to social protection, which can be accessed here
Hundreds of new programme profiles were added to the platform over the year, covering Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.
2019 ADBI Annual Conference: Financial Inclusion, Financial Education, and Fintech
28 - 29 December (Japan)
Online Communities
The Social Protection in Crisis Contexts is an Online Community dedicated to practitioners and researchers working on social protection across the humanitarian-development nexus. It features the most up-to-date content on the topic, including material from webinars, conferences and publications, such as the SPaN Guidance Package prepared by the European Commission to examine social protection as an effective short- and long-term response to shocks, crises and displacements. Join the platform to have access to these and other expert content.
Become a member of the Community of Practice on SSC for Children (CoP-SSC4C) and connect with over 170 practitioners, experts, partners, and individuals from different sectors who promote and support South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) for the purpose of advancing the rights and welfare of children.
Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers
Roster of Instructors for the delivery of training and learning activities on evaluation | Online | Apply by 31 December 
Intern - Social Sciences | Bangkok, Thailand | Apply by 31 December
Strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation system at the
Ministry of Social Development (2019-25)
| Gaza, Palestine | Apply by 10 January