OpenSPP - Social Protection Platform#

OpenSPP is an open-source project that aims to streamline the management of social protection programs. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other services.

How the documentation is organized#

A high-level overview of how OpenSPP’s documentation is organized will help you know where to look for certain things:

  • Tutorials take you by the hand through a series of steps to create a web application. Start here if you’re new to OpenSPP.

  • User guides discuss key topics and concepts at a fairly high level and provide useful background information and explanation.

  • Technical guides contain technical reference for APIs and other aspects of OpenSPP's machinery. They describe how it works and how to use it but assume that you have a basic understanding of key concepts.

  • How-to guides are recipes. They guide you through the steps involved in addressing key problems and use-cases. They are more advanced than tutorials and assume some knowledge of how OpenSPP works.

  • Glossary contain background information and reference material.


OpenSPP is based on the following principles:

  • Design for the user: the project is designed to be easy to use and to meet the needs of the users in the field.

  • Focused on the needs of low to middle income countries: the project is designed to meet the needs of low to middle income countries.

  • Open source: the project is open source and free to use for any purpose, including commercial use.

  • Modular: the project is modular and can be used on its own or in conjunction with other services.

Technical information#

OpenSPP is built on top of Odoo 15.0, a popular open-source ERP. It is designed to be easy to install and maintain, and can be run on any Linux distribution.

The project is currently under development, and everything is evolving rapidly as a result of our users' comments. If you have any questions or needs, please do not hesitate to contact the team through Github issues or our Website.

To learn more, take a look at the Architecture page.