Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Blog: Unintended Consequences Of Changes To Pension Delivery Amidst COVID19: The Case Of South Africa

Given the high risk older persons face in terms of COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, governments in low and middle-income countries that provide cash transfers to older persons as part of their social protection strategies have had to rapidly implement measures to mitigate infection risk at pay points. South Africa provides a good example of the importance of considering the unintended consequences of new policies when developing strategies to protect vulnerable populations such as older persons. While good in theory, efforts to stagger pension payments may, in fact, have increased risk of infection in some areas. Read More