The Unified Registry for Social Programs of the Brazilian government (Cadastro Único) is a tool for identification and socioeconomic characterization of low-income families that can be used for social programs and policies geared towards such families. The Unified Registry database allows the government to understand exactly which the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population are.
As such, the Unified Registry is a strategic tool for the coordination of the social promotion and protection network, being paramount for the integration of initiatives from various areas and levels of government aiming to promote the social inclusion of Brazil’s low-income population.
The WWP has prepared new material and gathered videos on this subject. Please check below:
- Fact sheet and Data sheet of the Unified Registry for Social Programs: for a quick overview on the Unified Registry for Social Programs (CadÚnico), these fact sheets describe the goals, the target audience, the coverage, amongst other topics.
- Introduction to Brazil’s Unified Registry – For a better understanding of what this tool is, and what its goals are.
- Brazil´s Experience with Developing a Unified Registry – Learn how Brazil implements the various different phases involved in the registration and data qualification processes.
- Registration Form of the Brazilian Unified Registry – Download the form that is used for registering the target population in Brazil. The form includes key concepts that arise in completing the questionnaire (e.g. definition of “family” and “household” and “measurement of income).
- Stakeholders Responsible for Managing the Unified Registry – Learn about the coordination between Brazil´s federative units and the responsibilities of the key agents involved in the management of the Unified Registry.
- Brief History of the Unified Registry – Understand the process by which the Cadastro Único has been consolidated as the key instrument for supporting public policies and programs aimed at fighting poverty, since its creation in 2001.
Additional information may be found on the videos Bolsa Familia Program and the Unified Registry – Training of Managers and Technical Staff, Brazilian Diversity: Respecting and Including, WWP Quick Question: Advantages of the Unified Registry and The Brazilian Social Protection System.
All the content mentioned above can also be found in the Publications.