Issue #13 | 18 June 2020
Welcome to the latest issue of our special COVID-19 newsletter! As it is a constantly evolving tool, we have decided to adopt a new filter strategy to bring you only the most updated and high-quality materials compiled by our specialists during the week. So that, in this issue you might notice that there are fewer links than in the previous editions. We also would like to remind you that you can keep track of all the content that have been mapped out and shared through this initiative by accessing our Online Community and/or by clicking on the “Find more” button at the end of each region’s section below. 
Upcoming Webinars on COVID-19
(Missed) Opportunities? COVID-19 as an accelerator or blocker in inclusion of forcibly displaced in linking Social Protection and humanitarian cash transfers

18 June
08:00 (EDT/GMT-4)

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Adaptaciones de los Programas de Alimentación Escolar en ALC

23 June
09:00 (GMT-5)

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Strengthening social contracts in South Asia in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis: the adequacy of social protection responses in the short term and the future role of universal social protection

25 June
09:00 (EDT/GMT-4)

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Migrants and COVID-19 – Emerging Practices

30 June
09:00 (EDT/GMT-4)

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Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Coronavirus Crisis – Challenges and Responses: maintaining essential health services for pregnant women and children while responding to COVID-19

02 July
08:00 (EDT/GMT-4)

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Past Webinars on COVID-19
Emerging field practices to COVID-19 in refugee contexts

16 June
Economic inclusion and Covid-19 response
World Bank | PEI | SPEC

11 June
News, documents and other relevant materials 
East Asia & Pacific
Indonesia Myanmar South Korea Timor-Leste Regional
Europe & Central Asia
Armenia England Hungary Ireland Kosovo Luxembourg Scotland Spain Sweden United Kingdom Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil Chile Costa Rica Panama Venezuela Regional
Middle East & North Africa
Djibouti Jordan Lebanon Regional
North America
United States
South Asia
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. This week, we would like to suggest that you visit the page Social Protection Approaches to COVID-19: Expert advice helpline (SPACE), created to provide technical advice on social protection to governments representatives who are dealing with the maintenance and adaptation of social protection systems in response to the current crisis. We also recommend that you keep visiting the page of webinars hosted by other platforms and organisations, 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 social protection responses to COVID-19. This 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 encouraged to contribute by sharing knowledge, joining and promoting discussion on this important topic. Learn more on how to collaborate. If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please send an email to [email protected].