Webinar presentation: What makes a social protection system?

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 09 September 2021.

The webinar raised questions of how to bring a system’s approach to live, such as: What does it require to move from a set of social protection programmes to an overall social protection system? Does a system’s approach always mean that programmes have to be interlinked and how is this feasible in resource and capacity constrained countries? Which social protection programmes can and should be combined? How can different programmes best be co-ordinated and harmonised with each other? How much and what kind of information do they have to exchange?, and; What are the criteria of a system’s based approach?

Afterwards, the “Handbook of Social Protection Systems” was launched. The book addresses academics, students and practitioners and provide them with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice. It is the first book that centres around system building globally, a theme that has gained political importance yet has received relatively little attention in academia.