Issue #12 | 11 June 2020
It has already been 12 weeks since we have started producing the special COVID-19 newsletters aimed at disseminating the social protection responses implemented worldwide in order to mitigate the social and economic impacts caused by the pandemic. Many relevant contents on the topic have been mapped out, compiled and shared through this initiative. All of these materials—past and current—are available on our Online Community. You can easily access these pages by clicking on the new “Find more” hyperlinks placed at the end of each region’s section below. This new feature will continue to be in the upcoming COVID-19 newsletters and we hope you find it useful.
Upcoming webinars
Economic inclusion and Covid-19 response
World Bank | PEI | SPEC

11 June
08:30 - 10:00 (GMT-4/EDT)

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Emerging field practices to COVID-19 in refugee contexts

16 June
09:00 - 10:30 (GMT-5)

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Past webinars
News, documents and other relevant materials on COVID-19
East Asia and Pacific
Indonesia Regional
Europe and Central Asia
Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Finland Georgia Germany Greece Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Poland Portugal Spain Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Guatemala Jamaica Paraguay Peru Uruguay Regional
Middle East & North Africa
Egypt Iraq Tunisia Regional
North America
Canada United States
South Asia
Afghanistan India Pakistan
Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Regional
Online Community
The COVID-19 outbreak requires responses that extend far beyond the health sector, including measures to assist people in need and protect them from falling into poverty. Access the COVID-19 Online Community for up-to-date, global, regional and country-level content on social protection policies and operational measures in response to the pandemic. Since the beginning of this initiative the Community has been accessed more than 18,000 times. We suggest that you regularly visit three sections of this Online Community: the first one offers a compilation of mappings and resources elaborated by various institutions; the second features the answers to questions asked during our webinars; and the third gathers webinars hosted by other platforms and organizations, which are not featured in this newsletter. Become a member, join the discussions and share your thoughts!
This initiative comprises an Online Community, a webinar series and a weekly newsletter, all of which feature worldwide efforts on social protection responses to COVID-19. It is a joint effort initiated by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, in collaboration with the online platform. All partners and organisations are welcome and strongly invited to contribute by sharing knowledge and discussing their findings on social protection responses to the crisis. Learn more on how to collaborate. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to [email protected].