Welcome to our July newsletter!
Innovations in digital technologies are on the rise. But how can they be applied to improve the effectiveness of social protection systems? In addition to such discussions, this issue brings upcoming webinars on digital systems in Cambodia and social insurance in the MENA region. Listen to a podcast on disability-inclusive social protection, read publications about gender and responses to displacement in Ukraine and other countries, and apply for academic and job opportunities. 
Upcoming Webinars 
Harmonization of Digital Social Protection in Cambodia

26 July | 12:00 (GMT)
Register now
Expanding social insurance for agricultural workers in Middle East and North Africa countries: Identifying key constraints and discussing policy options

28 July | 14:00 (GMT+3)
Register now
Satisfaction Survey 2022

socialprotection.org | Open until 13 July
We have extended our survey deadline to 13 July! Take this opportunity to share your opinions about the platform and suggestions for improvements. We aim to provide services that meet your needs, so your feedback is valuable!
Social Protection Podcast
Episode #15 | Disability-Inclusive Social Protection — How can social protection systems promote inclusion, autonomy and participation for people with disabilities? Learn from the experiences of Fiji and Thailand, combining cash transfers and complementary programmes to help achieve this goal.
Academic Opportunities
Fully-funded Scholarship for Master's Programme in Social Protection
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences | Deadline: 31/07/2022
Masters in Poverty and Development
University of Sussex | Deadline: 01/08/2022
Job and Internship Opportunities
Senior Advisor – Social Protection
WBG | Brussels | Deadline: 14/07/2022
Collaborative Cash Delivery (CCD) – Senior Social Protection Advisor
Save the Children | UK/Kyiv | Deadline: 17/07//2022
Innovations in Digital Social Protection
Digital technologies can be used in different ways throughout the social protection delivery chain. While there are challenges in implementing digital, integrated social protection information systems, investments and innovations are crucial to increasing their accuracy, efficiency and transparency. Access selected publications, a course about openIMS, and an ongoing webinar series! Also read an exclusive blog post and join an Online Community. Enjoy your reading!
Digitalisation of Registries and Social Protection Service Delivery Chain | by Gabriela Perin and Krista Joosep Alvarenga (IPC-IG)  — Understand the importance of databases, management information systems (MIS) and unique identifiers for the delivery of social protection in different countries and contexts. 
This blog was especially produced for the July newsletter
Access other publications on digital social protection curated
by the socialprotection.org team and partners
Introduction to openIMIS — GIZ, SDC — This course explains the rationale for the development of openIMIS, an open-source software that helps scheme operators struggling with funding for ICT systems by offering a free alternative for the digitalisation and efficient management of health financing and social protection workflows.
Online Community
Join the Social protection information systems to engage with other members and browse a repository of useful information on the topic, including practical documents.
Infographic | Eight lessons for digital social protection delivery | ODI

This infographic presents eight lessons for digital social protection delivery—how to maximise the benefits while minimising risks. 
Webinar Series
Talking interoperability – Dialogue Series 

This webinar series, organised by the Digital Convergence Initiative (DCI), aims to facilitate in-depth technical conversations around designing for interoperability in the social protection sector. Access past webinars and register for an upcoming session, scheduled for 21 July.