The G20 Social Protection Knowledge Sharing Platform

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Presentation made by Fabio Veras Soares (Research Coordinator) and Mariana Hoffmann (Communications and Outreach Officer), at the Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) meeting in Brussels. October, 2013

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The G20 Social Protection Knowledge Sharing Platform

  1. 1. Social Protection Interagency Cooperation Board 4th SPIAC-B Meeting, Brussels, 29 October 2013 “The G20 Social Protection Knowledge Sharing Platform” Fabio Veras Soares, Research Coordinator, and Mariana Hoffmann, Communication and Outreach Officer www.ipc-undp.org
  2. 2. Background In 2011, the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) recommended the creation of a knowledge sharing platform on social protection as part of the recommendations in Pillar 6 (Growth with Resilience) and Pillar 9 (Knowledge Sharing) The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the Poverty Practice (UNDP/HQ) took charge in developing the prototype of a knowledge sharing platform in consultation with the World Bank and ILO: http://www.socialprotection.org/ and the financial support from AusAid. 2
  3. 3. Facilitating South-South learning on social protection policies  Challenge: The existing websites and databases on social protection are institution-centered and not necessarily integrated in a format that can reach a broader audience and/or facilitate knowledge sharing Target audiences: policymakers, development practitioners and specialists, with a focus on MICs and LICs.  Strategy: unbranded gateway that will gather a set of comprehensive, updated learning resources on social protection, promote of key themes in the south-south policy debate and encourage interactive engagement 3
  4. 4. Facilitating South-South learning on social protection policies Expected outcomes: 1) Expansion of knowledge about innovations and current practices related to social protection; 2) Increase and improvements in cooperation activities in the area of social protection between LICs and MICs; 3) Expansion of nationally owned social protection programmes Topics: Social Protection areas: Cash Transfers (e.g. pensions, family/child allowance, CCTs); Food Security (e.g. school feeding programmes, mother and child nutrition programmes, smallholder agriculture); Employment Programmes (e.g. employment guarantee schemes, asset transfers) Features: Searchable database with data sources housed in agencies; Events and Library sections through automated feeds; Knowledge: section for users to actively share and exchange knowledge; Links to potential partners websites and communities of practices. 4
  5. 5. Why the IPC?  South-South knowledge exchange is part of the IPC’s mandate to foster South-South collaboration.  The IPC-IG has already laid out the groundwork on SouthSouth knowledge-sharing on social protection.  Worldwide network that can be mobilized and expanded to further contribute to the gateway, as well as a team of researchers that with vast experience and knowledge in different fields of social policies.  The IPC-IG has disseminated over 850 policy-oriented research publications; its global network covers 189 countries and reaches out to over 37,000 selected stakeholders.  The IPC-IG website receives a monthly average of over 160,000 visits, with visitors from over 170 countries. 5
  6. 6. Next steps  Round of consultations and feedback Partnership building and user engagement Strategy development for a revamped gateway Mapping social protection frameworks in the developing world Consolidation of advisory board and Management Team 6
  7. 7. Thank you for your attention! 7

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