9 September 2021

DIE, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

This online event raised the question of how to bring a system’s approach to live:

  • What does it require to move from a set of social protection programmes to an overall social protection system? Why have some countries been successful, and others are lagging behind?
  • Does a system’s approach always mean that programmes have to be interlinked and how is this feasible in resource and capacity constrained countries?
  • Which social protection programmes can and should be combined? Should they be of the same kind or of different kinds?
  • How can different programmes best be co-ordinated and harmonised with each other? Which governance framework is conducive?
  • How much and what kind of information do they have to exchange? Is data privacy a concern?
  • What are the criteria of a system’s-based approach?


  • Chris de Neubourg, Professor at Tilburg University, and Director of Social Policy Research Institute
  • Veronika Wodsak, Social Protection Policy Specialist, ILO
  • Benson Chisanga, Lecturer, University of Zambia
  • Garima Bhalla, Economist and Social Protection Specialist, FAO

Moderator: Esther Schüring, Professor, Bonn Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, and Markus Loewe, Research Team Leader, DIE


Webinar materials:


Registrants: 383


Attendees: 180


Youtube views: 121

(until august/2021)