IPC-IG presents a technical session on management information systems for social protection to the Government of Mozambique

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Rafael Osorio, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), delivered a technical session on management information systems (MISs) for social protection, geared at technical staff members of the Government of Mozambique, especially the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS), the National Institute for Social Action (INAS-IP) and the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INGD). 

The session was part of a workshop organised by MGCAS, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), to enhance institutional coordination and improve systems interoperability between the social protection and emergency response sectors in Mozambique. 
Mr. Osorio discussed the frameworks and institutional development of various Brazilian MISs, emphasising the benefits of interoperability for the improvement and automation of social registries, while also highlighting the technical areas in which governments must invest to transform policy objectives into practical actions. 
The presentation focused on the main institutional and legal frameworks introduced by the Government of Brazil over the last 50 years that allowed for the development of comprehensive MISs, as well as the challenges involved and major lessons learned. 

A Q&A session allowed for participants to directly interact with Mr. Osorio. They were particularly interested in recommendations to support Mozambique in further developing and strengthening data exchange protocols, as well as information management, among the country's various national institutions.