[Free Microcourse] Integrated and digital social protection information systems

Samantha Happ


Integrated and digital social protection information systems (free micro-course)

Note: This is just a re-posting of a socialprotection.org announcement. Please find more information on the course and the details to enroll here.

"Developing an integrated and digital information system is a crucial step in building a national social protection system, because it enables the flow and management of information within the social protection sector and between social protection and other sectors. By making use of dynamic and real-time data and information exchange, governments are better able to identify those who are in need, enroll them in programmes, provide tailored benefits and services, follow up to cater to evolving circumstances, as well as to monitor programme impacts and track and plan expenditure.

By the end of this course, you will be able to explain what integrated and digital social protection information systems are, including their main components, potential benefits, three pillars, as well as design and implementation challenges and risks. 

As a self-paced course, you can choose to start and end it at any time, going through its content and activities at your own pace. The course requires three hours of learning time to complete. After concluding all required activities, including module quizzes and an evaluation survey, you can earn a certificate of completion. 


This micro course is divided in the following modules:


Module 1: Introduction to course

Module 2: Why an integrated and digital social protection information system?

Module 3: The three pillars of integrated and digital social protection systems

Module 4: Design and implementation challenges and risks

Module 5: Course wrap-up


The micro-course was developed by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and is the third of a micro-course series on Social Protection Fundamentals and Topics, sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)."