Issue #3 | 08 April 2020
In this issue of our COVID-19 special newsletter, you will find news, legal documents, reports and other relevant materials from all over the world on social protection initiatives dealing with the disease’s social and economic impacts. Our joint initiative has already produced two webinars, gathering more than 500 people each. Watch the recordings and do not miss the upcoming ones.
Upcoming Webinars on COVID-19
Social protection responses to COVID-19: Actions that can make a difference for older people

09 April
07:30 (GMT-4/EDT)
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G2P Payments in COVID-19 context: Key areas of action and experiences from country emergency actions
World Bank | IPC-IG | GIZ DFAT

14 April
09:30 (GMT-4/EDT)
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Lessons learned and Opportunities: Linking SP systems to humanitarian cash in a pandemic

16 April
08:00 (GMT-4/EDT)
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Past Webinar on COVID-19
How can social protection systems respond to the COVID-19 crisis?
News, documents and other relevant materials 
East Asia & Pacific
Australia Cambodia Guam Japan Northern Mariana Islands Philippines South Korea Thailand Vietnam Regional
Europe & Central Asia
Bulgaria Germany Ireland Kazakhstan Luxembourg Serbia Spain Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Honduras Mexico Panama Paraguay Peru Regional
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kingdom of Bahrain Kuwait Mauritania Morocco Qatar State of Palestine Regional
Op-Ed | Coronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurity | 01 April | UN News
North America
Canada United States
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Ghana Kenya Madagascar Mauritius Niger Nigeria Rwanda South Africa Regional
Online Community
The sweeping repercussions of the COVID-19 outbreak require responses that extend far beyond the health sector, including measures to assist people in need and protect them from falling into poverty due to the pandemic. In this scenario, social protection measures have become more important than ever. Access the COVID-19 Online Community for up-to-date, country-level content on social protection policy and operational measures in response to COVID-19. Join the discussions to share your thoughts and relevant news!

This joint effort is an initiative of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, in collaboration with the online platform. It is inspired by colleagues and organisations working to disseminate the most recent content on social protection responses to COVID-19. 

The initiative includes this weekly special edition of our newsletter, featuring a compilation of news, reports, legal documents and other relevant materials from all over the world (in their original language) on social protection initiatives dealing with COVID-19, a webinar series in which each session discuss a related theme, and an Online Community.

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 here. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to [email protected].