Example documents of Technical Coordination Units

Case Studies

Resources from TRANSFORM, an inter-agency initiative created between ILO, UNICEF, and UNDP (2018)


Coordination among all of the different organizations involved in the provision of social protection services and transfers is key for an effective design and implementation of a social protection system. However, in reality, most social protection programs tend to be designed and implemented in silos with little, if any, linkages and complementarities between them. This has contributed to the fragmentation of policies and programs and overlap. Coordination – or the sharing of resources, responsibilities and information to achieve a particular outcome – has particular advantages when it comes to addressing phenomena as complex as multi-dimensional poverty and possible policy responses.

The module on “ Coordination” discusses the implications – both positive and negative – of different types of institutional and inter-agency joint working for population targeting, including how to create coordinated systems through the delegation of roles and responsibilities and incentive structures.

The Manual for Coordination of Social Protection systems comes in a short and long format:

Integrating Data and Information Management for Social Protection: Social Registries and Integrated Beneficiary Registries - Australian Aid (2017)

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Sub-section 4.1 Administrative and Institutional Aspects (Pages 39 - 42). A specific subsection dealing with institutional and interagency coordination and crossover, in this report primarily geared towards management of information systems across social protection programs. See Data Integration folder for broader overview of this resource.

Social Registries for Social Assistance and Beyond: A Guidance Note & Assessment Tool - World Bank (2017)

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Subsection 5A Diverse Institutional Arrangements and Legal Foundations (pages 39 - 47). A specific section on institutional arrangements and legal foundations for the establishment of integrated information systems for population targeting. See Data Integration folder for broader overview of this seminal report by Liete et al.

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