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Bartholo, Letícia
Mostafa, Joana
Osorio, Rafael Guerreiro
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Working Paper No. 169
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Brasilia
Integrating information for the purpose of articulating social protection policies is hard work. It requires a combination of political will, capacity for institutional cooperation, software development and direct communication channels with citizens. Because of this complexity, countries that pursue this objective often cooperate to exchange knowledge, and the Brazilian Single Registry (Cadastro Único), the backbone of some 20 social protection programmes, is frequently cited as a successful example of integration. By sharing the experience of the Single Registry, this text discusses some of the essential elements required to design and operate such instruments of social policy integration. It brings to light some of the challenges that are still being faced to fulfil the promise of greater integration among social protection programmes and to provide greater ease of access and respect to citizens. [...]
Cadastro Único
Bolsa Família programme
Single Registry
family allowances
means testing
poverty alleviation
public assistance
safety net
social welfare programmes
transfer payments
welfare effects
welfare policy
welfare programme
welfare provision
work welfare
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Working Paper

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