In 2020, The Broker, partnered with no fewer than three knowledge platforms - INCLUDE, Food & Business Knowledge Platform, and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law - to carry out a joint project titled ‘Cash Transfers in relation to food and nutrition security and fragility’. To mark the end of this project we would like to invite you to the online webinar on Cash Transfers for food and futures: New insights into cash transfer programming in fragile settings.

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Fail Forward: Building the foundations for innovation

Globally, 212 countries and territories turned to social protection programmes as part of their response to COVID-19 and its socio-economic impacts, including all Eastern Caribbean countries and territories. Governments are entering a new phase: transitioning to more medium-term support, while also rethinking how best to strengthen and reform social protection systems overall.  What does responding to COVID-19 today mean for social protection tomorrow?

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The online event will gather representatives of ADB developing member countries, ADB specialists and project officers, and other decision-makers and development partners to discuss the latest sanitation strategies and tools, technical options, including new technologies and alternatives, integrating resilience, as well as ways to tap financing and leverage partnerships.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, policymakers across governments faced an urgent need to make difficult decisions in a quickly evolving environment with limited data to inform them. The evidence community scrambled to set up remote data collection to meet these critical policy demands for data and evidence. Across the globe, policymakers and research teams worked together to co-create new, often innovative ways to gather data and craft evidence-informed policy responses—in some places virtually overnight.

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The first webinar of the MHT Webinar Series focusses on the following Key Question: What are the gaps in reaching sustainable water and sanitation to the last mile and how can they be plugged?

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The Corona pandemic puts enormous pressure on economies and societies world-wide. This is particularly true for low and middle income countries, where many people are engaged in low-wage informal employment. The livelihoods, incomes and well-being of those are potentially at risk because they lose their jobs or incomes due to the pandemic or lockdown policies. Social protection schemes could limit the effects and hence prevent poverty to increase but few countries have effective schemes in place covering larger shares of the population.

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How do we deal with the enormous crisis in employment during the COVID-19 pandemic? National employment policies play an important role in addressing this issue by providing a vital entry point for the crisis response and a way forward to a job-rich recovery. In this podcast, Chief of Employment, Labour Market and Youth Branch Sukti Dasgupta and Head of the Employment Strategies Unit Sher Verick of ILO Employment Policy Department explain the vital role of national employment policies in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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In the second episode of the mini-series, the Informal Economy Podcast: social protection joins the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence against women”. We bring a series in two parts to talk about how gender-based violence impacts informal women workers and what they have been doing to face this important challenge, especially in a year marked by the Covid-19 global pandemic.

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In this episode, the Informal Economy Podcast: social protection joins the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence against women”. In this special episode, we will bring a series in two parts to talk about how gender-based violence impacts informal women workers and what they have been doing to face this important challenge, especially in a year marked by the Covid-19 global pandemic.

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