Webinar - Exploring universal basic income: lessons for COVID-19 response and beyond

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

*This webinar is part of a Webinar Series following social protection responses in the context of the current Covid-19 crisis. Join the related online community "Social Protection responses to COVID-19 (Task Force)" to access all information on regions, key global and country debates and experiences. 


Universal basic income (UBI) is emerging as a hotly-debated issue in social protection. Currently, the debate is reaching new heights as countries are considering UBI as part of COVID-19 response packages. Drawing from a recent book on the subject, the webinar will review key issues and evidence on UBI as a social protection measure; identify emerging lessons from a variety of cross-country experiences; and reflect on its potential and limitations as a crisis response as well as longer-term intervention.


Ugo Gentilini, World Bank


Fábio Veras Soares, IPC-IG