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News IconWebinar reflections: Universal Basic Income in the time of COVID-19 and beyond

Anh Tran offers some reflections on a recent SocialProtection.org webinar: Exploring universal basic income: lessons for COVID-19 response and beyond.

News IconCOVID-19 could set back the fight against poverty by a decade, Oxfam warns

The COVID-19 crisis could push as many as half a billion people back into poverty, claims Oxfam in their new report ‘Dignity Not Destitution’ released last week.

News IconWebinar from the IAFFE reflects on COVID-19 from a feminist economist perspective

Daisy Sibun reflects on observations and opinions made by speakers during a webinar hosted by the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)  titled “Feminist Economics Perspectives on COVID-19″. The COVID-19...

News IconThe IMF show support for Universal Transfers as a temporary tool during COVID-19 crisis 

The COVID-19 crisis is forcing governments and organisations to assess their fiscal strategies in response to the severe economic downturn triggered by the pandemic. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...

News IconILO urges countries to realise the right to social security to respond to the global COVID-19 crisis 

"Social protection systems are an indispensable part of a coordinated policy response to the unfolding crisis" highlights the Social Protection Spotlight brief released by the International Labour Organization. 

News IconPersons with disabilities are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis

A new article has been released on the Sustainable Development Goals Knowledge Hub, which details how the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent policies are affecting persons with disabilities in grave ways.

Publication IconWhat has the Covid-19 crisis taught us about social protection?

In our latest Pathways Perspective, Stephen Kidd and Daisy Sibun reflect on some of the key lessons we have learnt about social protection in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

News IconCOVID-19: our work so far…

This page brings together the resources that we have created to help inform and shape countries' responses to COVID-19.

News IconWebinar reflections on a “Gender data series”

Anasuya Sengupta offers her thoughts and reflections on a "Gender data series" webinar organised by Devex and Facebook. 

Publication IconEmergency Universal Child Benefits: Addressing the Social and Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Crisis in South Asia

This paper, written in partnership with UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia, makes the case for South Asian countries to implement emergency Universal Child Benefits (UCB) during the COVID-19 crisis.