Report from a regional workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean - Towards a shared understanding of digital social protection: What are the lessons from the COVID-19 crisis and the implications for the future?

This is a summary of the regional workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean which was part of the project "Towards a shared understanding of digital social protection: What are the lessons from the COVID-19 crisis and the implications for the future?"

The event brought together policymakers and practitioners from across the LAC region to share pandemic response experiences and to discuss how digital solutions can be used in the future, especially for identifying and registering recipients, to strengthen universal social protection systems. This was one in a series of three such workshops which explored the same questions in different parts of the world (the others were held in Africa and Asia and the Pacific). This note, elaborated by GIZ, summarises the key takeaways from the discussions.