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.

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. 

News IconWorld Bank shows support for universal transfers as a response to the COVID-19 crisis 

In a recent post for the World Bank’s "Jobs and Development" blog series, Michal Rutkowski states that “COVID-19 highlights the importance of creating universal entitlements to health care and income support”. 

News IconWebinar announcement: Strengthening social contracts in South Asia in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis

On Thursday 25 June, the IPC-IG, UNICEF and Development Pathways will host what will be the 2nd webinar of the series “Social Protection in South Asia – the landscape before...