Issue #14 | 25 June 2020
Welcome to the 14th issue of our COVID-19 special newsletter. Our webinar series for this initiative already has 16 sessions on a variety of subjects related to social protection. To learn more about each one of them, please visit the Online Community subpage for the webinar series. If you have missed any of them, you will find the specific hyperlinks with their recording and written summaries on this page. If you would feel more comfortable reading these summaries in another language or would like to share them with someone who is not fluent in English, we are glad to remind you that the summaries have also been translated into French and Spanish. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who have been supporting us with these translations.
Upcoming Webinars on COVID-19
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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Adaptación de programas de transferencias de efectivo en América Latina y el Caribe para responder a la pandemia COVID-19

07 July
09:00 (GMT-5)

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Institutionalisation of Social Assistance in African Countries

09 July
16:00 (GMT+3)

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Past Webinars on COVID-19
Adaptaciones de los Programas de Alimentación Escolar en ALC

23 June
(Missed) Opportunities? COVID-19 as an accelerator or blocker in inclusion of forcibly displaced in linking Social Protection and humanitarian cash transfers

18 June
News, documents and other relevant materials 
East Asia & Pacific
China Federated States of Micronesia Maldives South Korea Timor-Leste Vietnam Regional
Europe & Central Asia
Finland France Ireland United Kingdom Uzbekistan Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica El Salvador Peru Venezuela
Middle East & North Africa
Iran Turkey Regional
South Asia
Afghanistan India Sri Lanka Regional
Sub-Saharan Africa
Seychelles South-Africa 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 19,000 times. We suggest that you regularly visit the Online Community. Especially the following three sections: 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 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].