In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 countries/territories have expanded and adapted their social protection systems to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Maintains is conducting a cross-country study to provide an operational assessment of these social protection responses using the conceptual framework described in this working paper.
Authored by Rodolfo Beazley, with Alexandra Doyle, Madhumitha Hebbar, Karin Seyfert, and Ludovico Carraro
All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.
In Sierra Leone, Maintains has been undertaking new work looking at how the government can be supported as they respond, adapt and recover from COVID-19. Our team have used a systems lens to analyse the leadership and governance response to COVID-19 and how this looks across both health, and non-health social sectors. This brief underscores the key findings and further recommendations from the full report, as well as provides and update on wider Maintains work.
This literature review summarises learnings from technical assistance provided by the Maintains programme to the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Sierra Leone on flexible financing for health shock response and on general learnings that may be used by other programmes and actors. Authored by Felix Lung.
This working paper sets out a model of shock-responsiveness in health systems, with the purpose of standardising the conceptual approach and facilitating comparative learning and synthesis.