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 systems. However, in reality, most social protection programmes tend to be designed and implemented in silos with little, if any, linkages and complementarities between and among them. This has contributed to fragmentation of policies and programmes and overlap. Coordination – or the sharing of information, resources and responsibilities 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 integration in social protection, as well as how to create coordinated systems through the delegation of roles and responsibilities and incentive structures.