Issue #4 | 15 April 2020
We have come to the fourth edition of our COVID-19 special newsletter. Here you will find information on our upcoming and past webinars and relevant up-to-date materials on social protection measures and challenges to respond to the social and economic impacts of the coronavirus disease. We also make daily updates on the Online Community and invite you to explore the compiled material, especially the mappings and other assessments.
Upcoming Webinars on COVID-19
Lessons learned and Opportunities: Linking social protection systems to humanitarian cash in a pandemic

16 April
08:00 - 09:30 (GMT-4/EDT)
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Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on employment: (potential) solutions for informal/self-employed workers

21 April
15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+2)
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Past Webinar on COVID-19
G2P Payments in COVID-19 context: Key areas of action and experiences from country emergency actions
World Bank | IPC-IG | GIZ DFAT

14 April
Click here to watch previous sessions of the Social Protection Responses to COVID-19 Webinar Series and learn more about it. You can also be informed of other webinars related to COVID-19 and social protection that we have mapped which are not part of the series by accessing this page on our Online Community.
News, documents and other relevant materials 
East Asia & Pacific
Australia Cambodia China Indonesia South Korea Regional
Europe & Central Asia
Austria Croatia France Ireland Italy Poland Portugal Spain Tajakistan Regional
Latin America & Caribbean
Argentina Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Panama Paraguay Peru  Venezuela Regional
Middle East & North Africa
  • Government Information | Press Realease | April 2020 | Government of Afghanistan (Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations)
Argelia Bahrain Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Mauritania Morroco Oman Palestine Sudan Tunisia
North America
South Asia
Bangladesh  Buthan  India Nepal Pakistan Regional
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola Chad Kenya Mauritius Nigeria Rwanda South Africa South Sudan Togo Uganda 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.

This initiative comprises an Online Community, a webinar series and a weekly newsletter, all of which features worldwide efforts on social protection responses to COVID-19. It is inspired by colleagues and organisations working to disseminate relevant content on social protection responses to the pandemic.

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].