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This publication is a further step following the issuance in November 1999 of the publication entitled “Establishing a Social Development Management Information System: Issues and Perspectives”, with an emphasis on specific country experiences and broad recommendations. Part One presents the conceptual and operation framework for social development management information systems (SOMIS), including its rationale, the role and function of SOMIS in policy planning implementation and management, its data content and an information architecture. Part Two consists of three country studies on the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives and the Philippines, as well as progress reports on the initialization and pilot testing of national SOMIS. Part Three contains the recommendations and report of the Regional Seminar on Social Development Management Information Systems, convened at Bangkok in May 2000.