As the year draws to a close, all of us at SPRI Global extend our warmest wishes for a joyful, peaceful, and prosperous new year.

In the spirit of reflection and continued learning, we are excited to present our most engaging and thought-provoking news items from 2023. Join us in revisiting these milestones as we reflect on a year of impactful work and prepare to welcome new opportunities in the year ahead. Wishing everyone a joyful and prosperous New Year!

  • Attending the Regional Social Policy Forum
    • At SPRI Global, we are continuously engaged in shaping and understanding the evolving landscape of social policy. Our recent participation in the Regional Social Policy Forum, held from November 28-29, 2003, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, stands as a testament to this commitment.
  • Attending the International Annual SASPEN Conference
    • As the world gradually recovers from the pandemic’s profound impact, the need for structural changes in our economies to foster resilience, inclusivity, and sustainability has never been more pressing. This year’s International Annual SASPEN Conference, under the theme “A Decade of Social Protection with SASPEN: Taking Stock to Inform Social Protection Systems’ Strengthening in the SADC”
  • Child Poverty and Vulnerability in Cambodia
    • In the second week of September 2023, a research mission led by SPRI Global in support of UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Planning of Cambodia (MoP) marked an important step in measuring and monitoring child poverty and vulnerability in Cambodia.
  • Child-Sensitive Social Protection and Multidimensional Poverty Workshop in the Pacific
    • Between June and July 2023, SPRI Global, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development of Samoa, the Governments of Fiji, Tuvalu, and Tonga, and UNICEF Pacific, concluded a successful workshop series on Child-Sensitive Social Protection and Multidimensional Child Poverty in the Pacific Islands.
  • Social Assistance Targeting and Lotomore (Social Cohesion) in Uganda
    • From May 8 to 22, a team of SPRI Global researchers joined hands with a local team of dedicated social workers, and interpreters hailing from Kampala and West Nile. Their mission revolved around an integral component of a study, “Social Assistance Targeting – Implications for Social Cohesion in Communities”, commissioned by UNICEF Uganda.
  • ‘Social Protection in East Asia and Pacific’ Launch
    • “Social Protection in East Asia and Pacific: From Evidence to Action for Children” is an essential resource for stakeholders invested in child welfare and social protection policies.
  • Building a Shock-Responsive Social Protection System in Jordan
    • In an important collaborative mission, SPRI Global and UNICEF Jordan are diligently working to establish a resilient, shock-responsive social protection system in Jordan.
  • Data Literacy and Statistics Training in Maldives
    • From February 20th to 23rd, SPRI Global capacity building experts delivered a training on data literacy and statistics in Malé, Maldives. The training focused on introducing the participants, who joined from the different institutes of the Department of Justice, to the theory and practice of data analysis.
  • Capacity Building on Deprivation Analysis in Senegal
  • Multidimensional Child Poverty Analysis in Trinidad and Tobago
    • In support of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and UNICEF, SPRI Global team members were onsite to carry out a workshop and training on multidimensional child poverty analysis, and to prepare the application of the analysis in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Capacity Building for Government of the Philippines
    • From January 16-20, 2023, SPRI Global conducted a social policy workshop in Manila, Philippines, discussing the role of costing within the wider framework of Public Financial Management (PFM).