International Monetary Fund, IMF

Webinar Presentation: Social protection financing in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 5 May 2020. The webinar discussed 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?