Digital social protection – innovation for effectiveness


Although social protection is not a new topic on the global agenda, the past decades have observed a steady growth in interest and actors involved, opening ways to new forms of delivering programmes and policies tailored to local contexts (i.e. payment tools, MIS). This webinar was dedicated to showcase the latest innovations/technologies on social protection and how old practices were adapted to achieve more effective results. 

In the context of current drive for universal social protection, panellists addressed issues related to the impact of digital solutions in social protection programmes, from design to implementation. The focus was on key trends on use of technology across the delivery chain (information systems, payment systems, digital approaches to grievances, linkage to digital ID etc). The webinar also addressed the risks related to these developments.  


Ms Tina George Karippacheril, Senior Public Sector Specialist - World Bank

Mr Fekadu Kassa, IT Solutions Technical Support Service (TSS) - Food Security coordination Directorate, Ethiopia


Ms Alicia Spengler, Advisor at Sector Initiative Social Protection - GIZ


This webinar was the fourth of the USP2030 Webinar Series, which was organised by and IPC-IG. Please join the USP2030 Webinar Series Online Community if you are interested in following the most recent discussions on the topic.