Ukraine: A social protection country profile for the Ukraine crisis response

This profile was developed with the available information between 26/04/2022 and 13/06/2022, as a supplement to the overarching briefing paper Humanitarian Assistance and Social Protection Linkages: Strengthening shock-responsiveness of social protection systems in the Ukraine crisis.

Some key messages are:

  • The Ukrainian social protection system has undergone years of reform. Issues and weaknesses remain, such as low coverage, inclusion, gender responsiveness, low adequacy of benefit, issues with adequacy of local budgeting.
  • It has however proved to historically be responsive to shocks, establishing specific programs for people affected by the 2014 invasion (IDP program) and COVID.
  • The government immediately legislated and scaled up social assistance to persons affected by the conflict making their response the largest and swiftest.