Welcome to our January newsletter!
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022! It is now divided in two sections—latest contents and a selection of materials on a relevant topic. This month we look back at the most relevant content shared last year, when the world was still focusing its efforts on providing responses to COVID-19. Contribute to our upcoming issues by sending an e-mail or by filling out this form. We wish you a wonderful year ahead! 
Upcoming Webinars 
Investing more and better in universal social protection: Promoting national and global solidarity through the application of international social security standards

13 January | 15:00 (GMT+1)
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Using Social Registries to Develop Effective Tools for Household Targeting
Government of Malawi, GIZ

27 January | 14:00 - CAT
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BRAC Regional Dialogue: Applying Evidence to Achieve Long-term Development and Inclusive Growth Across Africa
African Development Bank Group, BIGD, BRAC, UNDP, WACSI

8 February | 13:00 (GMT)
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BRAC Regional Dialogue: Applying Evidence to Eradicate Extreme Poverty for the Long Term Across Asia

10 February | 11:00 (PST/GMT-8)
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Social Protection Podcast
Episode #8 | 2021: A Year in Review — What happened in the social protection world during 2021 beyond the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts? Our guests discuss gender-based violence, food systems and climate change, and social policies in Latin America. Listen now!
Academic Opportunities
Request for research proposals: Social protection, taxation, and crises
United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) | Deadline: 31/01/2022

Disability Policy and Services Certificate
University of Minnesota (UMN) | Deadline: 15/02/2022
Job Opportunities
Call for consultants: Cash transfer operations and financing social protection systems
Development Pathways | Deadline: 31/01/2022
Young Professionals Programme: Social Affairs/Social Policy & Development
UNDESA | Various locations | Deadline: 13/02/2022
Topic of the Month

Throughout last year, socialprotection.org launched new features and content-types: Databases, Multimedia, Legal and Policy Frameworks, Country Profiles, Academic Opportunities, and our very own Podcast. In this section, we highlight the most relevant and accessed publications, courses, webinars, events, and other content of 2021.

Handbook on Social Protection Systems
DIE, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences - 2021
Social Protection Fundamentals and Topics Series
GIZ, FAO, IPC-IG, socialprotection.org

This series of micro-courses is among our main e-Learning content, with 846 certified participants. It consists of five courses, exploring different aspects of social protection.
Past Webinars
SPEC Webinar 13 - Resilience Building and Adaptability of Graduation Approach: Experience of and Evidence from BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme in responding to COVID-19 Shocks in Bangladesh

This session had a total of 1,507 registrants and 691 attendees, a record for the platform. Watch the recording.
ASPects – Practice Exchange on ASP Webinar Series
GIZ and partners

The series aims at informing the global public policy dialogue on Adaptive Social Protection, the efforts for building back better systems and being well prepared for future shocks.
Past Events
Arab Ministerial Forum “The future of Social Protection in the Arab Region: building a vision for a post-COVID-19 reality”
IBC/SP in the Arab Region/MENA, UNICEF MENA, ILO, IPC-IG, socialprotection.org

30 November 2021
The big SP e-Vent: You spoke up, we listened - but what should we do next?
socialprotection.org, SPACE, NORCAP

16 November 2021
Online Community
As a member of the socialprotection.org platform, you can collaborate, engage in discussions and share content in more than 60 Online Communities (OCs) about a myriad of social protection-related topics. In 2021, the most active OC was the Social Protection in Crisis Context. Administered by OXFAM, UNICEF, the European Commission and individual consultants, this OC gathered more than 17,770 accesses as of December 2021.
Social Protection responses to COVID-19 in the Global South
IPC-IG and partners

This online dashboard aims at documenting social protection responses to COVID-19 in the Global South, using a shock-responsive lens. You can also check out an analysis of the dashboard data by accessing this blog post, or watch a tutorial video.
Country Profile

Find specific social protection and economic data and browse different types of resources from Brazil. Discover 23 legal and policy frameworks, 19 social protection and labour programmes, and other content including 949 publications, 111 news, 101 multimedia resources, 59 blog posts and 51 databases. Access it here.
Programme Profile
Pantawid Pamilya, Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme, 4Ps 
Government of the Philippines

This programme in the Philippines started in 2007 and aims to break the cycle of poverty by encouraging households to invest in their children's health and education.