Social Protection has always been the core of welfare and development initiative by government across the globe. Public-sponsored protection of the poor and vulnerable has emerged to become a mainstream concern for policymakers. The contribution is viewed not merely in terms of their impact on challenged families, but their systemic benefits - in enabling higher levels of employment and livelihood support, sustaining household consumption and human capital, securing pro-poor growth and promoting social inclusion and national cohesion. As enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals 1.3, social protection systemsare essential to ensure that no one is left behind.They are fundamental to protect the vulnerable from poverty via cash or in kind transfer to children, mothers with newborns, persons with disabilities, unemployed and older persons.
The widespread Corona virus pandemic is threatening the lives and long-term livelihoods of millions of poor people, and could push an additional 140 million into extreme poverty. In response, many governments are rapidly expanding social protection programs.However, amidst economic pressures on countries, it is imperative to increase efficiency of spending in social protection program.
Information systems needs to improve, and more basic data need to be collected on the number and type of beneficiaries covered as well as on program outcomes so that policy makers and planners can use this information to
CSM has developed an integrated beneficiary management system that enables effective implementation of safety net programmes. This is achieved through a four pronged approach – beneficiary identification, program targeting, direct fund transfer & capacity building and impact assessment framework.Such a system helps to consolidate multiple schemes under a single umbrella, thus enabling more equitable distribution of resources and increase efficiency through economies of scale.
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