Global Review of Management Information System Practices

Lessons for China


This report is based on a desk review of China’s social assistance literature and broader international literature on Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) and on interviews with key informants, including Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA), UNICEF and researchers with deep understanding of China’s social assistance. 
It provides overviews of the MISs in minimum livelihood guarantee (or Dibao) and the Household Income and Asset Verification System (HIAVS), and then reviews the design and use of IMISs in Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, South Africa and Uruguay to identify lessons from international experiences for China to develop an IMIS for China’s social assistance programmes.

Global Review of Management Information System Practices
Richard Chirchir, Hongwei Hu
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