Chile’s ‘integrated system for social information’ (SIIS): integration of policy, integration of data and information
Chile’s integrated system for social information (known as SIIS ) was formally established in 2008, but has its roots in the 1990s. The system’s framework and technical architecture is a direct consequence of a conceptualisation of poverty and vulnerability that encompasses all risks associated with poverty across a life cycle integration is at it’s heart. The system integrates country’s two main pillars of Social Protection: Chile Solidario and Chile Crece Contigo (both cross - sectorial by design), as well as other programmes focused on health, education, employment, etc. The system’s Single Registry (RIS) is managed by the Social Information Division of the Ministry of Social Development, but is based on legal agreements with 43 state institutions and 345 municipalities. Self reported information is continuously collected on demand through municipality offices (using ‘FPS’ form), and it becomes part of RIS. Moreover, periodically new administrative records collected by other state institutions become part of RIS, as the result of legal agreements. On average, RIS information is consulted 9000 times a day, and 17000 certified FPS scores are requested online daily. Currently the registry contains data of more than 13 million people (around 75% of Chilean population).