Welcome to our September newsletter!
Join us in celebrating the eighth anniversary of socialprotection.org! In this special issue, we highlight the far-reaching impacts of social protection on individuals and countries worldwide. Discover our latest achievements through an infographic, join us for two upcoming webinars and listen to the latest episode of the Social Protection Podcast! Read the first edition of the Social Protection Digest and register for the Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week 2023. Enjoy!
Upcoming Webinars
Agenda 2030: Leave no one behind – Online dialogue on inclusive social protection for displaced children and their families

21 September 2023 | 13:00 (GMT)
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A Global Fund for Social Protection: Lessons from the diverse experiences of global health, agriculture, and climate funds

26 October 2023 | 14:00 (GMT+2)
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Social Protection Podcast
Episode 30 | Impacts of Social ProtectionThis episode marks the eighth anniversary of socialprotection.org by discussing social protection and its impacts. Discover the lasting power of social protection and its effects on policies, practices, the lives of beneficiaries, and the global discourse, shaping the sector as we know today. Listen now!
Social Protection Digest
Social Protection Digest #1—To celebrate our anniversary, we are launching a quarterly digest featuring practitioner guides, evidence-based studies, and policy and conceptual discussions. It showcases a selection of curated publications on various topics, offering practitioners, policymakers and researchers guidance and evidence on social protection.
Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week 2023: Social Protection in a Changing World

26–28 September 2023
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What are the main opportunities and innovations to be explored in the field of social protection in the Asia-Pacific region? How have systems and programmes evolved since the COVID-19 pandemic? These questions will be addressed during this three-day conference, as well as topics such as social protection policy, systems strengthening, financing, data and evidence, and climate change. Register for online participation.
Online Community
The Asia-Pacific Social Protection Week 2023 (APSP) is coming soon! Learn more about social protection in the region by exploring the resources available in the dedicated Asia-Pacific Social Protection Online Community. Join this space and interact with other members, engage in activities and receive a monthly newsletter. 
Discover additional recent publications curated by the socialprotection.org team
Academic Opportunities
[Call for papers] EMANES Annual Conference 2023
EMANES | Blended | Send by 15 October 2023

[Call for papers] The UN SDGs: What progress? What impact? What next?
EADI | Online | Send by 31 December 2023
Job Opportunities
Social Protection Communication and Public Information Officer
ILO | Geneva | Apply by 30 September 2023

Cash Technical Advisor, West Africa
IRC | Yaounde | Apply by 6 November 2023
Impacts of Social Protection
There are various ways in which social protection can impact individuals and societies, including poverty reduction and improving education, healthcare, and basic services. On a broader scale, social protection can also foster economic stability by breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty, promoting the development and stability of entire nations. Join us in celebrating eight years of socialprotection.org by exploring the multifaceted impacts of social protection.
Blogs of the Month
In the past year, in collaboration with nine organisations, this section featured numerous exclusive blog posts on food security, rural poverty, climate change, and more. Explore the diverse and complex impacts that social protection can bring about on thought-provoking posts, written between September 2022 and August 2023, and watch the teasers recorded by the authors, such as here, here and here.
Browse additional publications on the impacts of social protection,
curated by the socialprotection.org team.
Epidemics and pandemic prevention, preparedness and response: How to maximize the health impact of social protection systems?
04–05 October 2023
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Programme Profile
Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) | Ghana—Established in 2008, the LEAP programme aims to reduce short-term poverty and develop long-term human capital in Ghana. It includes a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) unit, responsible for monitoring implementation as well as evaluating outputs, outcomes, and impacts. The unit assesses and reports impacts annually. In addition, programme impacts are also often evaluated by external parties, such as international organisations and universities. By 2022, the programme covered over 344,000 households in the country, providing conditional cash transfers and health benefits to children, elderly persons, persons with disabilities, poor households, mothers, and pregnant and lactating women.
Europe and Central Asia—Social Protection Expenditure and Evaluation Database (SPEED) | World Bank—This database provides easy-to-access indicators, across countries and over time, for the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. It includes the three main groups of social protection programmes: social insurance, labour market policies and social assistance. The expenditure database includes social care services and general subsidies, while the performance database provides information on private transfers.