COVID-19 and social protection in South Asia

Summary of social protection response to COVID-19 and policy recommendations



COVID-19 is posing an unprecedented challenge to countries' social protection systems. Informal workers are particularly at risk, as they often represent the 'missing middle', covered by neither social assistance nor social insurance. In a recent policy brief, UNICEF ROSA and the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth analyse the economic fallout from the crisis and the policy measures taken in eight South Asian countries, and advocate for the inclusion of the missing middle in mainstream social protection. 

Use the drop down menu on the right to download the One-page summary report for individual countries.

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