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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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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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01/8/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Civil registration systems as enablers of emergency response to the covid-19 crisis: Namibian Emergency Grant

This technical brief explains how Namibia was able to successfully execute its emergency program with remarkable efficiency, distributing a one-time benefit to 747,000 screened applicants, requiring only 72 hours to process each application. The case highlights the value of having invested in an integrated digital National Population Register, housing the Civil Registry and the ID Production System with a very high coverage, and linking it with other government electronic databases.

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01/6/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

The elusive riddle of successful communication in welfare delivery programs

Despite efforts from governments across the globe, the poor lack awareness of social protection and welfare delivery programs. This blog explores the intricacies of government communication using case studies. It also discusses mastering the elements of planning, research, content, and outreach channels to develop an ideal communication strategy.

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01/6/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Addressing the weak link in COVID-19 relief: how improving strategic communications can boost the impact of social protection programs

Nations worldwide have responded to COVID-19 through 1,100 social protection programs to help 1.8 billion-plus people. Yet recipients are largely in the dark about the programs and do not know how to access funds. This blog examines the importance of better communication around social protection programs, particularly for the vulnerable population.

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01/6/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

One Nation One Ration Card – The Road Ahead

The blog highlights the road ahead for the Indian government’s new program—One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC). The objective of the program is to build upon the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) for foodgrains with a focus on beneficiary-centric reforms.

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11/2/2020
Awareness, Communication, and Outreach Working Group

Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection Schemes during COVID-19

This report on awareness, communication, and outreach highlights the need for the integration of key communication components for effective implementation of social protection programs.

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10/23/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Digital Cash Transfers for Stranded Migrants: Lessons from Bihar’s COVID-19 Assistance Program

This note describes how the Indian state of Bihar addressed the policy challenges to implement a cash transfer program for migrants and the lessons it holds for India and globally.

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09/3/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons from Selected Cases

Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lessons from the COVID-19-related scale-up of social assistance can be harnessed by developing countries to rethink and strengthen the architecture of social protection systems in the future.

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