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09/16/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

The Impacts of the Ingreso Solidario program to confront the Covid-19 crisis in Colombia

Colombia's Ingreso Solidario COVID-19 cash transfer program increased eligible households’ probability of maintaining an income source during the pandemic and did not disincentivize labor market participation.

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09/15/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Integration of Administrative Records for Social Protection Policies: Contributions from the Brazilian Experience

Integrating information for the purpose of articulating social protection policies is hard work. It requires a combination of political will, capacity for institutional cooperation, software development and direct communication channels with citizens. Because of this complexity, countries that pursue this objective often cooperate to exchange knowledge, and the Brazilian Single Registry (Cadastro Único), the backbone of some 20 social protection programmes, is frequently cited as a successful example of integration....

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09/15/2021
Country Studies

Towards Shock-Responsive Social Protection: Lessons from the COVID-19 Response in Kenya

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused countries throughout the world to adapt their social protection systems to a radically new environment. This Maintains report uses literature reviews and informant interviews to document the social protection response in Kenya, evaluating it in terms of its adequacy, coverage, and comprehensiveness. As of its writing, the government of Kenya was expected to deliver social protection to over 700,000 households as part of...

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09/15/2021
COVID-19

National Cash Transfer Responses to Covid-19

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic complicated the delivery of social protection payments, while at the same time necessitating their use at unprecedented scale. Lowe, McCord, and Beazley analyze optimal approaches to distributing and expanding G2P transfers in 2020 by combining literature review with case studies of Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Togo. Their findings highlight the importance of comprehensive ID systems, digital and financial inclusion, existing systems, and...

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09/10/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Social Assistance and Information in the Initial Phase of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons from a Household Survey in India

The COVID-19 lockdown provides a test of whether these investments in digital infrastructure would pay off and help the government deliver relief quickly, efficiently and equitably.

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05/20/2021
Global

Public Financial Management and the Digitalization of Payments

Payments are central to how governments transfer and receive financial resources; however, the way such payments are made is often not mainstreamed in public financial management (PFM) despite the fact that many of the direct benefits from effective digitalization of payments are identitical to those traditionally expected from strong PFM systems. The digitalization of payments does not provide a silver bullet for solving PFM problems; therefore it needs to be approached in an integrated way, with leadership from central agencies, including the Ministry of Finance, to exploit the synergies between the many different types of payments facilitated by digital technology.

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03/8/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

How Targeting Mechanisms Can Identify People With Disabilities for Inclusion in Social Protection Programmes

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that countries which have disability identification mechanisms and registries already in place have been in a better position to provide fast relief and expand shock responsive support to persons with disabilities and their families.

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03/8/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Inclusive Information Systems for Social Protection: Intentionally Integrating Gender and Disability

How countries can create digital information systems for social protection in a way that is inclusive and right-based, leveraging technology without becoming a further barrier to inclusion?

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01/28/2021
Blog Posts

Let Her Choose: Supercharging G2P for Women

The most valuable innovation is in G2P delivery systems that empower women to choose how to receive their cash.

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01/11/2021
Awareness, Communication, and Outreach Working Group

Will the Pandemic Exacerbate or Mitigate the Digital Gender Gap?

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women must be urgently addressed through the provision of digital financial literacy and access.

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