11 May 2023

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Development (IPCid); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Over the past 20 years, considerable progress has been made in reducing poverty worldwide, with the expansion of social protection coverage and uptake playing a key role. To strengthen and expand the public provision of social protection, countries have been investing in the development of robust delivery systems, including digital tools, especially identification and payment systems and social registries. In this context, a research report was prepared on the use of digital innovations for social protection uptake and delivery in rural areas worldwide. This report analyses the use of digital tools along the social protection delivery chain in Argentina, Cambodia, Jordan, Morocco, Philippines, Togo, Türkiye and Uganda to produce policy recommendations to ensure that digital technologies are adequately used to support rural social protection programmes. This webinar provided an overview of the case studies of the digitalisation of social protection with a focus on rural populations and aims to disseminate the lessons learned from their experiences, as well as involve other stakeholders to discuss digital rural social protection in the region.


  • Alejandro Grinspun, Senior Policy Officer (FAO ESP)
  • Beatriz Burattini, Researcher (IPCid)
  • Umut Kaya, Acting Head of Department (Ministry of Family and Social Services/ General Directorate of Social Assistances/ Department of Monitoring, Evaluation and Performance, Republic of Türkiye)
  • Anne Geeleene B. Sy (DSWD/4Ps)
  • Dominique Leska-See, Advisor for Digital Social Protection (GIZ)

Moderator: Valentina Barca, Social Protection Expert

Webinar materials:


Registrants: 155


Attendees: 58


Youtube views: 172

(until september/2023)