Economic recovery begins with children (and older people, and people with disabilities): The urge for universal lifecycle cash transfers as a response to COVID-19
This blog was originally written for socialprotection.org and can be found here. Our guest blogger, Louise Moreira Daniels, is Chief of Social Policy at UNICEF Sri Lanka. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm of crises in countries around the world: exports have fallen dramatically; some specific sectors, like the tourism industry,...
Evaluating the Economic Fallout of COVID-19 and Applicability of Child-sensitive Social Protection Mechanisms in Sri Lanka
Over the course of April to May, Development Pathways has been working closely with UNICEF to analyse the economic fallout of the coronavirus in child-sensitive social protection in Sri Lanka.
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how a universal child benefit can help children in Sri Lanka reach their full potential.