COVID-19 Series: Social Protection

COVID-19 Series: Social Protection

This rapid literature review on social protection is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains.

Beyond the immediate health impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an economic crisis of global proportions. Early estimates suggest that 49 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty due to COVID-19, of which 77% are likely to be in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This rapid literature review explores how social protection systems are responding, what we can learn from previous epidemics, and what measures can be used by low and middle income countries to cope with the impact of a pandemic on poverty, vulnerability, and social exclusion.

Authored by Madhumitha Hebbar and Laura Phelps.

All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.

Full title: COVID-19 Series: Social Protection
Published by: Maintains
Country: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Global, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Sector: Health, Social protection
Type of resource: Literature review
Date produced: May 2020
File type: PDF

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