Rethinking social registries in Latin America and the Caribbean

Social registries are the basis for the effective functioning of the social protection delivery chain. They are key to contributing to more efficient and effective social protection, as well as a valuable tool for improving the coordination of social policy with a rights-based approach. They are also crucial for promoting synergies between routine social protection programs and favoring a timely response and better coverage in the event of emergencies. 

In order to help maintain the innovative momentum in social registries and to build on and recognize the progress already achieved in the region, the Social Registry Unit of Ecuador together with the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru (MIDIS), with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) organized this seminar that explored the capacities and institutional arrangements needed to have functional and adaptable social registries in the event of crises. Participants discussed issues related to data collection and storage, data interoperability and exchange, the level of coverage and prioritization; what processes ensure that data are up to date and that registries are inclusive, among other issues considered challenges yet to be overcome.

The seminar consisted of five technical sessions addressing issues related to interoperability, data collection and updating, strategies to ensure interoperability, data collection and updating, data quality assurance strategies, new digital data sources and data protection. data quality, new digital data sources and data protection. 

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Executive summary of the seminar: Rethinking social registries in Latin Amercia (July 18 and 19, 2023)

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Last Update: 10/20/2023