The joint and collaborative initiative “Social protection response to COVID-19” task force took place from March to October 2020, aiming to inform and provide updates on countries’ responses to the COVID-19 crisis through social protection measures. This Online Community is part of this effort.

This initiative was an effort initiated by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, in collaboration with the socialprotection.org platform. Diverse partners and organisations have also contributed by sharing knowledge and discussing their findings on social protection responses to the crisis.

Although the task force is over, this Online Community remains active as an important repository to show casting how countries across the world responded to COVID-19 through social protection measures, to share lessons learned and best practices. The community was last updated in December 2022.