Participate in our next webinar, Social protection financing in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond. It will happen on 5 May, 2020 at 09:00 EDT/GMT-4. Please, click here to register.
The webinar will discuss the following questions:
- Which financing mechanisms can be and are currently used by countries to create fiscal space to flexibly extend social protection schemes and systems as a reaction to the COVID-19 crisis?
- Do we have the right instruments to address international financing needs? How can the international community mobilize funding, in particular grants?
- What are the lessons learnt for future crises to ensure that financing is available for a rapid extension of social protection schemes and systems?
- How can social protection financing be sustained beyond COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries?
Delphine Juliette Prady, Economist at the Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
Mark Blecher and Lindi Mzankomo, National Treasury of South Africa
Silas Theile, Social Protection Advisor, GIZ