Archived Webinar

Social Protection in the COVID-19 Era: What can the evidence tell us?

"How can social protection programs target the right people, be adaptable in their design, and be delivered safely and efficiently?"

Public health policies to reduce the spread of the coronavirus led many countries to impose lockdowns in recent months. As millions have been mandated to stay home, governments have moved quickly to expand social protection programs to reach many newly-vulnerable households. Facing the possibility of re-imposing lockdowns and a long economic recovery ahead, social protection programs face unprecedented challenges. How can social protection programs target the right people, be adaptable in their design, and be delivered safely and efficiently?

Rema Hanna and Benjamin Olken present evidence on these topics and provide actionable recommendations on how these lessons could be incorporated into program design. In addition to the session, to learn more about the topic, refer to articles Cushioning the poor from the COVID-19 shock and Spend Fossil-Fuel Subsidies on Pandemic Relief and the Poor.

About the Presenters

Rema Hanna

Cheah Professor of South East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

Director, Evidence for Policy Design

Co-Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Benjamin A. Olken

Professor of Economics, MIT

Director, J-PAL

Co-Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia

Michal Rutkowski

Global Director, Social Protection & Jobs GP, World Bank

Roberta Gatti

Chief Economist, Human Development, World Bank

Questions Submitted

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Jul 24, 2021
Good.

jose luis

- Jul 17, 2021
muy bueno

Anvar

- May 30, 2021
Interesting!

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 13, 2021
Great!

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Aug 11, 2020
Social Protection in the COVID-19 Era

Mohammad Nadir

- Jul 12, 2020
Good to learn this!
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