Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert Advice, SPACE

Webinar presentation - Paper Launch: Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 08 April 2021.

This event was a rich opportunity to hear about key findings from the paper on the Economics of Early Response and Resilience to COVID-19, published by SPACE , and what these might mean for FCDO and USAID. These studies demonstrated the significant economic gains of investing in a more proactive response to crises, estimating the relative cost of a late humanitarian response, and comparing this with the early humanitarian response, a safety net response, and a resilience-building scenario. The SPACE paper uses a similar approach to understand what the economic gains could have been of the COVID-19 social protection and humanitarian response, primarily focusing on the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) in Ethiopia.