Welcome to the September socialprotection.org newsletter!

The three year anniversary of socialprotection.org represents a considerable milestone for the platform and the socialprotection.org team. Development has been propelled over the past year thanks to the engagement of users, members and partners. This has seen the consolidation of a community of social protection practitioners, realising the platform’s mission of supporting knowledge exchange and capacity building on social protection around the world. Thank you for contributing to this mission!
The past year has also seen the international community come together to support social protection. This has been reinforced by it being endorsed in numerous international agreements and incorporated into defining international agendas. We have supported this agenda by bringing together almost 3,600 members and providing access to over 3,600 publications on our platform.
Since launch, our team has organised 73 webinars in cooperation with 28 partners, attracting over 4,600 attendees. We host 40 online communities and have published more than 130 blog posts in total! The Programme Profile section now showcases over 240 social protection programmes and is set to expand substantially in the coming year.
The third anniversary of the platform presents an opportunity to highlight the collaborative progress achieved by socialprotection.org. We hope you enjoy exploring content highlights from the past year and look forward to introducing you to more exciting content and developments in the coming year!

Check out highlighted upcoming events!
17-28 September

Check out the
livestream schedule
socialprotection.org will livestream
the plenary sessions of the

ITC-ILO Social Security Academy 2018

organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO)
2 October

26 October

Online Community
Check out the highlighted Community of the month!
The Community of Practice on SSC for Children (CoP-SSC4C)
organised by UNICEF, the IPC-IG and UNOSSC
This is one of the most accessed pages on the platform! Join 93 members and stay posted on the webinar series.

Register for this month's upcoming webinar:
27 September 2018

11:00 - 12:30 GMT

Past webinars:
Watch the recordings of our most well attended webinars from the past year:
Blog Posts
We invite you to read our most read blogs from the past year:
Stay up to date with the latest social protection news:

This month we share some of the most popular publications included on the platform over the past year:
Linking Social Protection to Sustainable Employment: Current Practices and Future Directions (2018)

by Anna McCord

This is one of the most accessed publications on the platform of 2018. Cash transfers can lift labour supply constraints by enabling beneficiaries to overcome financial barriers to employment.
Myth-busting? Confronting Six Common Perceptions about Unconditional Cash Transfers as a Poverty Reduction Strategy in Africa (2017)

UNICEF, FAO, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Transfer Project.

This publication summarises evidence on six perceptions associated with cash transfer programming in sub-Saharan Africa, under the Transfer Project.
Work, family and social protection (2017)

HelpAge International

This publication addresses how growing older affects a person’s income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and is a top ten most accessed publication on the platform.
Mainstreaming Gender and Targeting Women in Inclusive Insurance: Perspectives and Emerging Lessons (2017)

GIZ, the World Bank Group and Womens World Banking

This publication presents a collection of notes and case studies with a focus on the inclusive insurance market, making a valuable contribution to discussions on the topic.
Shock-Responsive Social Protection Systems Research: Case study—Post-Haiyan Cash Transfers in the Philippines (2017)


This report strengthens the evidence base on how social protection systems can better respond to shocks in low income countries and fragile and conflict-affected states.
Social Protection: Debating Graduation (2017)

by the

This publication promotes a better understanding of graduation, which is a significant policy development, in an attempt to stimulate the debate further.

Over the past year, the platform has updated and expanded its Programme search:

Jobs and calls for papers are accessible on our Jobs page. Members can submit jobs and calls for papers by clicking on + Submit job offer.