United Kingdom - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO
Germany - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The three pillars of social protection information systems

A social protection information system can be viewed as an ‘ecosystem’ involving three main pillars:

Pillar 1: Supporting programme-specific operations and functions

Pillar 2: Supporting integrated operations and functions across the social protection sector

Pillar 3: Encompassing the broader set of registries and information systems, which can play an important role in enhancing sectoral outcomes (in some countries these may be managed by social protection stakeholders, in others they are managed externally).