Assessing social protection system performance and leveraging digital innovations in rural areas

Start Date: Status: Ongoing


This project is an ongoing partnership between the FAO Headquarters and has two components. Under the first, the IPC-IG will support the FAO in creating a methodology to examine social protection performance indicators disaggregated between rural and urban areas, by type of instrument or regions. This methodology ought to be comparable over time and between different countries. Under its second component, a research report investigating the advantages and disadvantages of digitalisation for rural social protection performance and delivery will be prepared.


Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)



Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Social Protection

Other Thematic Areas

Technological Innovation

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty

Project Results

This is an ongoing project under which two main results are expected by the end of 2022:

1 - An analytical report outlining methodologies for the assessment of social protection performance in rural and urban areas. This report is planned to include up to five country case studies.

2 - A research report discussing lessons on the digitalisation of rural social protection from the COVID-19 pandemic and the post-pandemic recovery.