As per the request of the G20 Development Working Group, the prototype of the Social Protection Knowledge Sharing platform was developed with the intention of serving as a repository of learning resources on social protection to policymakers, development practitioners and specialists, with a focus on MICs, LICs and on South-South Learning.

The unbranded platform, currently hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and facilitated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), represents an amalgamation of multiple databases on social protection. From September 2015 to December 2022 the platform was hosted by the former International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG).

The platform benefits from the support of the Social Protection Inter-agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) and the active collaboration of a broad range of partners, including governments, international organisations, research centres and academia, and non-governmental organisations, all sharing the common goal of offering an open and neutral space for the promotion of social protection.

Asian Development Bank, ADBAsian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world's poor: 263 million living on less than $1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than $3.20 a day. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. ADB maximizes the development impact of its assistance by facilitating policy dialogues, providing advisory services, and mobilizing financial resources through cofinancing operations that tap official, commercial, and export credit sources.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development with around 17,300 employees. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume exceeds two billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) supports the German Government – in particular the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and public and private sector clients in around 130 countries in achieving their objectives in international cooperation. Together with our partners, we work to deliver flexible and effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.


The  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funds The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.


The Centre is a global forum for South-South dialogue on innovative development policies guided by a partnership agreement between the Government of Brazil and the UNDP. Its mission is to promote policy dialogue and facilitate learning between developing countries around innovative social policies for inclusive growth, based on three pillars: Knowledge production; Knowledge sharing; and Capacity strengthening.


The Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) is a Brazilian public institution that provides technical support to the federal government with regard to public policies. Ipea was founded in 1964 with the purpose of aiding the federal government in planning the country's strategic development and growth. Since then the Institute has assisted and evaluated the federal government in all its social and economic actions in order to improve the efficiency of public policies as a whole. Ipea's headquarters are located in Brasília.


The Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board is a light, lean and agile inter-agency coordination mechanism—composed of representatives of international organizations and bilateral institutions—to enhance global coordination and advocacy on social protection issues and to coordinate international cooperation in country demand-driven actions. The establishment of the Board responds to a request from the G20 Development Working Group. As part of strengthening development-humanitarian linkages, members of SPIAC-B support the further expansion and strengthening of social protection systems to continue to address chronic vulnerabilities and to scale up the utilization of social protection as a means of responding to shocks and protracted crises.

United Kingdom - FCDOUnited Kingdom - FCDO

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.
The UK's Department for International Development has been an important sponsor of many activities carried out in the platform through the "Brazil & Africa: fighting poverty and empowering women via South-South Cooperation" project. Please check the project page for more information.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is present in about 170 countries and territories, contributing to the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It supports countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and to build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP also works to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. It gives the necessary support to countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030.


The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is one of the five Regional Commissions of the United Nations, devoted to the economic and social development of the countries of the region. ECLAC maintains the database on Non-contributory social protection programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, which provides data and information on conditional cash transfer programmes, social pensions, and labour and productive inclusion programmes. The database responds to a formal request from the Regional Conference on Social Development, as expressed in its November 2015 Resolution 1(I), which “requests the Commission to organize, maintain and systematically update the database of non-contributory social protection programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, using official data provided by the countries for this purpose, and to publish this information on a regular basis on digital platforms or in other media”.


ISPA is a set of practical tools that help countries to improve their social protection system by analyzing its strengths and weaknesses and offering options for further action.


The Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) is a community of practice for national social development ministries and agencies, in collaboration with international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector and academia, to promote the exchange and transfer of experiences and knowledge on social protection in the Americas. The IASPN was established by the Organization of American States (OAS) member states as the mechanism to strengthen the institutional capacity of national social development agencies in formulating and implementing effective and efficient policies and programs to eradicate extreme poverty, and facilitate greater cross-sectoral cooperation on social protection issues.


On behalf of the American people, we promote and demonstrate democratic values abroad, and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. In support of America's foreign policy, the U.S. Agency for International Development leads the U.S. Government's international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. In addition to the 7,000 UN Volunteers that UNV mobilizes on the ground every year, around 12,000 UN Online Volunteers provide their support over the Internet to organizations. The UNV Online Volunteering service ( is a service that puts organizations into contact with volunteers worldwide to work together for peace and development – over the Internet. Since 2015, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth invites UN Online Volunteers to become Ambassadors and use their expertise and skills to exchange knowledge, network and promote of