Evaluation of the Second-Generation Health Extension Programme’s impact on health post capacity to prevent, prepare for and respond to shocks in selected areas of Ethiopia
This research aims to support the Government of Ethiopia and partners in their efforts to strengthen the ability of the frontline health care system to cope with shocks by assessing the value and scalability of the Second Generation HEP approach for enhancing shock responsiveness, and areas where further support is needed for effective shock prevention, preparedness and response. Authored by Kate Gooding, Jana Harb, Michele Binci, Seifu Hagos, Mikias Alayu and Girum Taye
The objective of this study is to recommend how BISP can become more systematically involved in supporting a shock response in Pakistan. Our focus is on operational delivery of a response by one particular programme, namely BISP. This complements previous work on shock-responsive social protection in Pakistan, which gives a national overview over a number of programmes and recommends different types of shock responses without going into operational details.
This literature review is designed to systematically document the existing evidence base around the nexus of extreme poverty, natural hazards and social protection in Bangladesh which will help develop a stronger evidence base on how essential social services can adapt and expand to respond to changing needs during and after shocks.
Sierra Leone’s response to COVID-19 has been built on its experience of managing Ebola, but has faced a series of institutional and operational challenges that have influenced these efforts. This working paper reviews the first three months of the outbreak in Sierra Leone, exploring challenges and offering insights for Maintains and others wishing to support the response. Authored by Kevin Grieco, Yasmina Yusuf and Niccoló Meriggi.