Webinar Presentation - Impact of COVID-19 on public works programs: policy options in the short and medium term

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 26 May 2020. The webinar shared experiences of how public works programs (PWP) are responding to the COVID-19 crisis and discussed policy options in the medium term, as instruments of social protection and macro-economic stabilisation. To continue to provide social protection without adverse consequences in terms of contagion, within limits of lockdown, PWPs are adapting in various ways including increase wage rates, suspend program, waive work requirement, convert into cash transfers programs, and redeploy workers to support COVID-19 response. The webinar presented case studies to learn about these experiences.