Here are the highlights of the updated “living” paper, Social protection responses to COVID19_March27 !
As you read this special links edition, a total of 84 countries
have introduced or adapted social protection and jobs programs in response to COVID-19. This is an 87% increase since last week (when countries were just 45), with a total of 283 programs
currently in place – a fitting testament to the dynamism of pandemic-related responses in the sector! Among classes of interventions, social assistance (non-contributory transfers) is the most widely used (including a total of 150 programs), followed by actions in social insurance (91) and supply-side labor market interventions (42). Within social assistance, cash transfer...Read more