Covid-19: Compilation of Social Protection Measures and Resources of Relevance to Sub-saharan Africa

4 May 2020 Update

In response to the pandemic, sub-Saharan African countries have instituted new programmes or adjusted the existing schemes. They are featured in this compilation. They have paid attention to initiatives directed at persons working in the informal economy; vulnerable groups; and women who are disproportionally affected by the crisis due to their care responsibilities and are overrepresented in informal employment. International, non-African measures are mentioned because of their relevance to sub-Saharan Africa context and/or innovative nature.