Monday, June 5, 2023

Pandemic, climate change, inflation: Pacific families need safety net

Pacific households will not recover from the health, economic, and educational impacts of COVID-19 based on grit and resilience alone. Data shows that traditional community assistance mechanisms are being pushed to their limits as Pacific families cut costs to recover from the pandemic while also grappling with inflation and the impacts of climate change.

Small-scale initiatives in the Pacific have generated evidence that cash and voucher assistance is fast, effective, and reliable. In countries without a formal safety net, these payments have given families in crisis the flexibility to help themselves in a dignified way. Read More