Webinar Presentation - Social protection responses to COVID-19: challenges and opportunities to urban settings in Sub-Saharan Africa
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 25 August 2020. In many African countries, routine social protection programmes are concentrated in rural areas. The perception that wealth and employment opportunities are found disproportionately in urban areas can result in the urban poor being relatively neglected (Gentilini, 2015; Cuesta et al., 2020) In addition to that, the complexity of reaching urban caseloads - via innovative approaches to registration, eligibility determination, and payments - should not be under-estimated. This webinar sought to complement the one led by the FAO on rural areas to address these issues, building on experiences of COVID-19 responses in some selected Sub-Saharan African countries from both government and non-government actors.