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National governments are at the centre of delivering social protection responses to COVID-19. The SPACE helpline provides governments and their implementing partners with support in thinking through how to maintain or adapt existing systems and programmes to meet rapidly growing needs. Through a multi-disciplinary “ask-the-experts” service, SPACE provides a sounding board to plan, challenge, and innovate COVID-19 responses. Direct support to decision-makers has already been provided to over 20 countries.


SPACE is consolidating and sharing best practices and learning on COVID-19 responses from across the globe. Advice is independent and unbiased, practical and actionable - drawing upon up-to-date global evidence, relevant experience, tailor-made tools, and a suite of thematic briefing papers to support effective and inclusive decision-making.


Who can access SPACE support?

SPACE can be requested by governments from around the world either directly or through their humanitarian and development partners (INGOs, UN, donors).


How can I contact SPACE?

To request SPACE support please fill this request form.

If you have further questions, please contact [email protected].

For more information, also see the flyer on SPACE in English and Spanish


SPACE is a joint initiative of DFID’s Better Assistance in Crises (BASIC) and Gender Responsive Social Protection (GSP) programmes and GIZ, funded by UKAid and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). All costs related to accessing SPACE experts and services are covered by DFID and GIZ.