Being prepared and acting fast: A series of case studies on UNICEF’s role in the delivery of effective social protection responses to COVID-19

Built on two decades of experience providing social protection support to governments, UNICEF’s response to COVID-19 focused on building resilient, shock-responsive, inclusive and sustainable social protection systems in over 115 countries in a variety of contexts, including humanitarian and fragile contexts. This compendium of case studies provides a detailed look at UNICEF’s role in the effective delivery of social protection responses through the experience of eight countries; Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Jordan, Madagascar, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Yemen. These case studies provide reflections on strategic partnerships, lessons learned and highlights ways forward for strengthening inclusive social protection systems that are resilient to shocks.