Ep. 5 | What's changed since COVID-19: Responses, knowledge sharing and advice

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for people and governments all over the world, as well as massive new demands for social protection. It has also sparked an extraordinary collective effort to track social protection development.

Our team at socialprotection.org has played a role in that collective effort, hosting a dedicated online community webinars, papers, and conferences devoted to sharing knowledge on COVID-19, extracting analyses of trends from huge datasets, delving into the details of implementation and lessons learned. And most importantly, sharing all of this knowledge to inform more effective responses.

This month, socialprotection.org celebrates its sixth anniversary by focusing on the remarkable efforts of social protection experts to mobilise knowledge and provide advice to inform the responses to the pandemic.

This will be the first of two episodes exploring what has changed since the COVID-19 outbreak, from the perspectives of people who have been directly involved in global efforts on social protection.

Our guests for this episode are:

Maya Hammad, a researcher at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), which earlier this year launched an online interactive dashboard that tracks COVID-19 responses in the global south; and

Edward Archibald, an independent consultant working with the Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19 Expert Advice Helpline, better known by its acronym SPACE, which has been working to advise governments across the globe.

Links from this episode:

SPACE Useful COVID-19 and Social Protection Materials

Other SPACE publications

Methodological note for IPC-IG’s dashboard

What are the lessons learned from the social protection response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

TRANSFORM: Full Document - SRSP

Adaptive Social Protection: The delivery chain and shock response