Assessing the performance of social protection systems: Experiences using the Core Diagnostic Instrument (CODI) in Lebanon, the Philippines, and Guatemala


One of the biggest challenges that governments face in social protection is fragmentation and lack of coordination. CODI is an innovative tool developed by leading experts from international organizations that aims to build a rapid diagnostic of the performance of social protection systems. The tool allows for a comprehensive assessment of key areas to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a system through a participatory process that engages relevant stakeholders. It is arranged along three modules: policy, program design, and program implementation, and provides entry points for policy dialogue with a set of common and agreed upon vocabulary, definitions, and framework. 

To date, 22 countries have implemented or are in the process of implementing CODI. Watch the recording to learn about the experiences in Lebanon, the Philippines, and Guatemala. In this webinar, our panelists have elaborated on their unique experience using this tool. Each panelist shared their experience in adapting the tool to fit the country context, the different steps of the process, challenges, and impacts.  


Francesca Bastagli, Principal Research Fellow, Head of Programme - Social Protection and Social Policy, ODI

Jorge Avalos, Social Protection and Jobs Consultant, World Bank

Veronika Wodsak, Social Protection Policy Specialist, ILO

Ana Cintrón, Independent Consultant


Ana Veronica Lopez, Social Protection Consultant, World Bank


This webinar was the twelfth of the ISPA Tool Series, which was organized by ISPA. Please join the ISPA Social Protection Payment Delivery Online Community if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.