Social Protection in times of #COVID19 | Issue #20
Issue #20 | 13 August 2020
We have already arrived at the 20th issue of our COVID-19 special newsletter. This means that it has been almost five months since we started this initiative. Many countries are still taking isolation and restrictive measures, which impact directly on the economy and, consequently, on jobs, incomes and poverty worldwide. In this context, our webinars have been an important resource for the social protection practitioners to discuss and find ways to respond to the crisis. We have hosted 26 sessions so far and their recordings, PowerPoint presentations and summaries are all available in our Online Community. Also, the questions that are not answered during the webinars are organised and commented on by our audience in the discussion page. We invite you to share your insights there and let us know if you have any further questions on the topic.
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. We suggest that you regularly visit the COVID-19 Online Community for up-to-date content on social protection policies and operational measures taken worldwide in response to the pandemic. Become a member, join the discussions and share your thoughts!
This initiative comprises an Online Community, a webinar series and a newsletter, all of which features 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 socialprotection.org online platform. All partners and organisations are welcome and strongly encouraged 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].