Richard Chirchir

Senior Management Information System (MIS) Specialist

Director and Senior Management Information System Specialist, Richard 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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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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Designing and implementing Angola’s first cash transfer for children

In Angola young people and children represent a majority of the population. The United Nations Children’s Fund estimates that nearly four in ten under-fives suffer from stunting, hindering their cognitive...

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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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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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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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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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Making 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...

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Are 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...

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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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An 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...

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In recent years, social protection has moved rapidly up the policy agenda in developing countries. Debates on the design of social protection schemes, however, are often dominated by ideological discussions, such as whether to introduce conditions. Less attention is given to implementation challenges and the demands placed on countries’ administrative systems. Management information systems (MISs) are core to the design of social protection schemes. Indeed, social protection schemes could be regarded as systems of information management. The various components of social protection schemes – such as “targeting”,“registration”, “conditions”, “payments”, “grievance systems” and “exit and graduation” – all require information to be captured, transferred, stored and analysed. Yet, little attention is paid to MISs in the social protection literature. This paper, therefore, aims to fill a gap in the literature by examining good practice in the design of MISs for social protection.
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Good practice in the development of management information systems for social protection

In recent years, social protection has moved rapidly up the policy agenda in developing countries. Debates on the design of social protection schemes, however, are often dominated by ideological discussions....

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