Webinar Presentation - Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in six countries

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 24 June 2021. The research "Towards shock-responsive social protection" examines how the social protection programmes, processes, and delivery systems in the six Maintains countries–Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda–have been used to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and to understand the factors that have enabled successful responses, as well as the factors that have constrained them. (...) The webinar presented the main findings from the Maintains research and facilitated a discussion between Maintains researchers, FCDO (Kenya), and SPACE to situate the findings within the broader context within study countries and the global literature on shock-responsiveness from before COVID-19 and lessons from social protection responses to COVID-19 in other countries. The purpose of the discussion is to highlight and discuss some of the less explored findings from the research and what this might mean for preparing for future shocks, including those that are less predictable, in the future.