Richard Chirchir

Principal Management Information System (MIS) Specialist

Director and Principal Management Information System Specialist, Richard Chirchir leads the design and development of our multi-platform ICT solutions. He has extensive experience in designing management information systems for social protection programmes, including complex integrated MISs. He reads inspiring stories and writes blogs in his spare time.

Richard Chirchir's Work

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Uganda’s National Single Registry: a foundation for a digital social protection system

This report about the National Single Registry explores Uganda’s journey to establish an integrated and digital information system for social protection.

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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...

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Spearheading Cash Transfer Design and Implementation Worldwide

Development Pathways’ experts have experience in both the high-level design of cash transfer programmes and the operational design and technical parameters for programme implementation. When designing social protection programmes —...

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Inua Jamii 70+ social pension Kenya
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Securing smooth operations across social protection programmes

Our assignment was to ensure that existing databases and systems for a number of cash transfers was consolidated into one integrated system for efficient and effective programme operations.

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Expanding Social Protection Uganda
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Expanding Social Protection in Uganda by implementing a pilot and making the case

We were contracted to carry out a long-term project to build a comprehensive national social protection system, playing an integral role in building political support for a more cohesive system.

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7 ways technology can help the social protection response to COVID-19

Our blogger, Richard Chirchir, is a Director and Senior Management Information System Specialist for Development Pathways. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages like a wild inferno at a global scale, humanity is neck-deep in responding with every resource, instrument, policy and strategy that is at its disposal. We have all witnessed...

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Uganda Single Registry
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Upgrading 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...

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Strengthening Rwandan Social Protection
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Strengthening Rwanda’s social protection system

To strengthen Rwanda's social protection system, we supported the development of a National Social Protection Policy and Strategy.

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Kenya Social Protection Sector Review 2017: Main Report

The Kenya Social Protection Sector Review Report, released by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, offers a strategic review of the evolution of Kenya’s social protection sector between 2011 and 2017 and includes many lessons for other countries as they seek to expand their social protection systems.

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Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Scheme

The Inua Jamii Senior Citizens’ Scheme is a tax-financed pension-tested social pension offering universal pension coverage for all citizens of Kenya once they reach 70 years of age. The programme,...

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Digital social protection paper to be discussed in webinar

Developing digital infrastructure is a crucial step in building a national social protection system. It enables the flow and management of information within the social protection sector and other areas such as education, health, agriculture, humanitarian and disaster risk management. 

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Exploring how to bridge the gap between social protection, technology, responsible financial inclusion and regulation at our event in Nairobi, Kenya

The event focused on how stakeholders can, and should, aim to ensure that social protection schemes and programmes are not only inclusive but delivered responsibly.

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We’re hosting an event in Kenya

Development Pathways will be hosting an event in Nairobi, Kenya that will explore the nexus between inclusive social protection, technologies and financial inclusion. With leading experts in the field, Dr Stephen Kidd, Dr Milkah Chebii, Richard Chirchir and Sarah Langhan speaking at the event.

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Single 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...

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Making 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...

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