Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 Crisis around the World

Between 1 February and the present date, majority of countries and territories announced social protection measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The highest number of responses are reported in Africa, Americas and Europe and Central Asia, where over half of the countries have introduced these measures, followed by Asia and the Pacific, and Arab states. The figures represent information on the response rate by country, region, date of announcement, function of social protection and type of measure.