blog iconAn overview of Kenya’s Single Registry Model

The launch of Kenya’s Single Registry scheme marks a major step forward in the management and monitoring of social protection in low- and middle-income countries, writes Richard Chirchir. The Registry has enabled the government of Kenya to link together the Management Information Systems (MISs) of five social security schemes (the...

blog iconNo identity crisis for social protection programmes that link with ID agencies

Biometric technology presents a huge opportunity to social protection programmes, in particular the potential to ensure that only eligible programme beneficiaries receive payments. But to fully realise the benefits of biometrics, social protection programmes need to work closely with national identity agencies who are better placed to provide individuals with...

Publication IconSingle Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological Confusion

Development Pathways is pleased to share our latest Pathways’ Perspective, Single Registries and Social Registries: Clarifying the Terminological Confusion, by Richard Chirchir and Shez Farooq. Richard Chirchir and Shez Farooq seek...

blog iconAre you respecting the right to privacy as you advance social protection?

The protection of privacy in large scale social protection programmes in low-income countries is rightly under the spotlight at this time, and this demands an effective response from those designing and implementing social protection programmes, writes Richard Chirchir. Criticism regarding data handling for beneficiaries and entitlement transfers, and apparent unauthorised access to identity...

Our Work IconMaking a pilot cash transfer possible in Angola by developing an MIS

A new pilot cash transfer for children in Angola requires an MIS for a successful launch. As part of the design and implementation of pilot cash transfer for the Government...

Our Work IconUpgrading a social assistance MIS and linking social protection programmes with a Single Registry

Uganda’s social protection sector is characterised by a large number of fragmented and uncoordinated interventions with a wide variety of different management information systems (MISs). There was a need to...

blog iconMaking smart use of technology: How electronic registration made Kenya’s universal pension possible

The Government of Kenya made a landmark decision in 2017 to provide a basic monthly pension income to its older citizens over the age of 70 years. The move represents a major step forward in the building of Kenya’s national social protection system. As the final preparations are made to...

Our Work IconImproving social protection coverage and effectiveness in Malawi

We designed, developed, tested and deployed a national platform to enter, store, access and share household data for social protection programmes in Malawi.

Our Work IconStrengthening Kenya’s Single Registry to improve co-ordination

The Single Registry is a policy tool that enables the Government of Kenya to link together the Management Information Systems (MISs) of five social assistance schemes. We used our extensive experience of MIS design to strengthen the system in a joint initiative by the World Food Programme and Kenya’s National Social Protection Secretariat.

Our Work IconBuilding capacity for an effective Hunger Safety Net Programme

The Hunger Safety Net Programme provides a safety net for pastoralists living in chronic poverty in the four Kenyan counties of Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera and Wajir. The programme provides regular,...