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In many low- and middle-income countries, the economic impact of COVID-19 may hit harder than the virus itself, dragging already vulnerable families deeper into poverty. Social protection, including cash transfers, is being introduced or adapted to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and protect those hardest hit by the virus.

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Type Title Country(s) Year Citation
Blog Fast access to cash provides urgent relief to those hardest hit by COVID-19 2020

Jacobus de Hoop, Luisa Natali, Alexis Boncenne, Angie Lee (UNICEF Office of Research–Innocenti). April 2020.

Brief Social Protection and Covid-19 response in rural areas 2020

FAO. (2020). Social Protection and Covid-19 response in rural areas. Food and Agriculture of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Brief Gender-sensitive social protection: A critical component of the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries 2020

Hidrobo M, Kumar N, Palermo T, Peterman A, Roy S. (2020). Gender-sensitive social protection: A critical component of the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries. International Food Policy Research Institute. UNICEF Office of Research, Florence, Italy.

Blog Why gender-sensitive social protection is critical to the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries 2020

Why gender-sensitive social protection is critical to the COVID-19 response in low- and middle-income countries. Melissa Hidrobo (IFPRI) Neha Kumar (IFPRI), Tia Palermo (SUNY Buffalo), Amber Peterman (UNC-CH) and Shalini Roy (IFPRI). April 2020.

Working and Position Papers Rapid review of economic policy and social protection responses to crises 2020 Rapid review of economic policy and social protection responses to crises
Brief Increasing links between humanitarian cash and social proteection for effective COVID-19 response Increasing links between humanitarian cash and social proteection for effective COVID-19 response
Video 6 Lessons from Previous Crises for COVID-19 6 Lessons from Previous Crises for COVID-19
Blog Why child labour cannot be forgotten during COVID-19 Why child labour cannot be forgotten during COVID-19
Blog How a displacement crisis helped Jordan support its population during COVID-19 How a displacement crisis helped Jordan support its population during COVID-19
Brief Social protection; ensuring effective response and inclusive recovery from COVID-19 in Africa 2020 Social protection; ensuring effective response and inclusive recovery from COVID-19 in Africa
Blog Social protection and rural areas cannot be an afterthought in the fight against COVID-19 2020

Social protection and rural areas cannot be an afterthought in the fight against COVID-19

Video COVID-19: How UNICEF is getting cash to those who need it fast in Jordan COVID-19: How UNICEF is getting cash to those who need it fast in Jordan