Good practice in the development of management information systems for social protection

Organization(s): HelpAge International
Author: HelpAge International
Regions: World
Year: 2011
Language: English

The focus of this paper is to examine good practice in the design and implementation of management information systems (MISs) for social protection. Section 2 describes MISs, pointing out that they are more than systems of computer hardware and application software. Section 3 discusses the type of information required by social protection MISs, and the challenges in capturing, transferring and processing this information. Section 4 assesses the potential for introducing new technologies into social protection MISs in developing countries. Section 5 concludes by examining issues around the integration of MISs in countries with multiple social protection schemes, and the extent to which a national Single Registry is an appropriate model.

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Social Protection and Human Rights