Software development


Digital systems that store people’s information in one location make for more equitable resource distribution, better oversight of multiple schemes, links with other services and sectors and increased efficiency. 


We develop custom-built management information systems for social protection schemes. Our team understands the code as well as the context, so that we can take our clients through the whole journey – from design, all the way to user training and support.

A global review of integrated social protection management information systems for UNICEF China

We captured the issues national ministries were encountering and informed the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs in the design and development of a new, Integrated Management Information System for the cash transfers that the nation provides to its citizens.

Social Protection Single Registry in Uzbekistan

We supported the design, development, and piloting of a Single Registry for Social Protection in Uzbekistan.

Steering Committee for the Integrated Beneficiary Registry, Namibia

UNICEF Namibia contracted Development Pathways in October 2019 to support the key three key actors – the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, (MoPESW) and Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) – to design an integrated information management system for social protection as a policy instrument for addressing fragmentation issues.

Man cycling on plain below mountain

Supporting the roll-out of the harmonised e-payment solution for the Social Cash Transfer Programme in Malawi

The Government of Malawi is moving away from manually processing cash transfers and towards making electronic payments, in order to minimise travel and waiting times for recipients of social assistance entitlements. This work will help to make payments faster, safer and more citizen-friendly.

Development Pathways is supporting GIZ to establish a consolidated social protection system under the MNSSP II

Building Malawi’s capacity to implement social protection at national and district levels

The Government of Malawi launched the Malawi National Social Support Programme 2018-2022 (MNSSP II) to implement the national vision to reduce poverty, promote resilient livelihoods and protect against shocks. To...

A Chinese urban area

Informing the design and development of a new, integrated management information system for China’s cash transfers

Developing an integrated management information system is a vital component for building a comprehensive national social protection system. Without an integrated MIS in place, the opportunity to gain a comprehensive...

Making a pilot cash transfer possible in Angola by developing an MIS

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

Kakamega cash transfer

Improving mother and child health, underpinned by a management information system

High infant and maternal mortality rates are experienced in Kakamega County in western Kenya. The County Government of Kakamega, supported by UNICEF Kenya and the Government of Sweden, have therefore set...

Hunger Safety Net Programme

Building 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,...