Webinar Presentation: (Missed) Opportunities? COVID-19 as an accelerator or blocker in inclusion of forcibly displaced in linking Social Protection and humanitarian cash transfers

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 18 June 2020. In the current environment of rapidly expanded government-led social protection schemes coverage of the most vulnerable has been a key discussion point especially in the SP and humanitarian cash transfers space. Seen as primarily a ‘humanitarian’ caseload, forcibly displaced have different underlying legal frameworks (and sets of dividends) with real consequences on their ability to access social protection systems. With 2/3 of the forcibly displaced populations in protracted situations, this webinar, planned with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) aimed to present an overall vision of inclusion in social protection systems via humanitarian and development efforts, where COVID is an additional accelerator, blocker or opens up new opportunities for inclusion. It shared examples from the field, explored funding mechanisms, and started to look ahead from social assistance to possible labour market interventions that deploy the use of cash. We presented examples from Mauritania, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazil.