Maintains is an operational research programme that will develop a stronger evidence base on how health, education, nutrition, and social protection systems can adapt and expand in response to changing needs during and after shocks, such as floods, droughts, disease outbreaks and population displacements, whilst also continuing to provide existing essential services. Maintains delivers research that responds to user demand, fills evidence gaps and is accessible and engaging for public and private sector stakeholders. This resource centre brings together resources related to Maintains research in a single collection that you can filter and search using the panel below. More resources will be added as they become available so please check regularly for updates.
Recommendations to strengthen Uganda’s Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP): Coordination systems in the ERP
This policy brief presents recommendations on the coordination systems of the ERP, based on our full report. The ERP relies on the coordination of decisions and activities of multiple national and local actors in a short time-frame. The brief provides findings on the mechanisms of coordination, the effectiveness of the mechanisms and, obstacles to its overall success, as well as recommendations on leadership and levels of decision making.
Recommendations to strengthen Uganda’s Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP): Financing of the ERP
This policy brief presents recommendations on the financing of the ERP, based on our research report. One of the aims of the ERP is to coordinate and mobilise financing which contribute to the objectives of improving access, quality, and system strengthening. The brief highlights the ERP’s financing needs and mechanisms and provides recommendations for strengthening financing for the ERP.
Recommendations to strengthen Uganda’s Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP): Collecting and using information for the ERP
This policy brief presents recommendations on the collection and use of information for the ERP, based on our research report. The ERP relies on a strong monitoring and evaluation system so that data on implementation, and indicators can be tracked reviewed and acted upon in a timely manner. The brief highlights findings on the systems used to collect and manage data as well as recommendations for improving data collection accuracy.
Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Pakistan: Estimate from the microsimulation
This report presents the methodology and results of a microsimulation based on a partial equilibrium modelling framework using nationally representative household-level data for Pakistan. The findings include an estimate of the potential impact of COVID-19 on poverty in the country based on a model that assumes heterogeneity of impact across individuals and households depending on the type and sector of employment. Moreover, the model is used to assess the effectiveness, coverage, and adequacy of the social protection response to COVID-19. The microsimulation results complement a larger Pakistan country case study that documents the way in which social protection programmes, processes, and delivery systems have been used to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.