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On #PetroleumPrice hike:
#Fuel prices r giving headaches both to ppl & govt of #Pakistan. Former are finding it difficult to cope with #food & #fuel inflation; the later despite losing PDL & GST #revenue, finding it difficult to reduce the impact of expensive #fuel import
2/9) Quicker than expected increased demand for #energy amidst #Covid19 has triggered 🌎energy prices. coal 🇿🇦, Brent crude, & gas prices increased by 150%, 102% & 500% since Aug 2020.
3/9) Depreciation of value of #rupee against #US$ is also turning imported #fuel more expensive for us. But then artificially stabilising (thru SBP intervention) value of rupee has its own implications
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1/ Acknowledging the critical role of #SocialProtection (SP) in preventing people from falling into poverty & food insecurity as a consequence of the #COVID19 crisis, countries in the #MENA region have implemented a variety of SP measures. Image
2/ The Regional UN Issue-Based Coalition on Social Protection (IBC-SP), which includes @iloarabstates, @UNDPArabStates, @UNICEFmena & @UNESCWA, along w/ other #UN agencies, partnered with the @IPC_IG to take stock of the first phase of responses. See
3/ Certain groups in #MENA are particularly vulnerable: about 2/3 of the pop. work in the #InformalSector, with limited access to SP. #Refugees and #IDPs face overcrowded living conditions and insufficient WASH and health services, many are dependent on UN agencies for SP.
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#Kerala #COVID-19 Response: 100 days of virus in 10 charts. Through a comprehensive scan of the daily bulletins, guidelines and news media, we present a detailed timeline of the state’s policy measures undertaken over the first 100-day period… (1/n) Image
View the entire timeline of the 100 days and the various policy measures undertaken here (2/n) Image
#Summary: We map cumulative case trajectories against major policy decisions… and the trend in 5-day moving doubling rate in Kerala… (3/n)
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1/14 Over the last weeks #LatinAmerica has seen a rapid increase in the number of cases and deaths due to #COVID19 (especially in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Ecuador) with 1.2M confirmed cases in the region on June 7.
2/14 Since March countries in the region have adopted emergency #socialprotection measures to support those mostly affected by the pandemic. These interventions are being assessed by @uniceflac and @IPC_IG through a series of technical notes. Read:
3/14 Emergency #CashTransfers are a core element of government responses. By mid-May, at least 19 countries had used them to mitigate #COVID19 impacts on those more vulnerable to the shock, by either adapting existing programmes &/or creating new temporary schemes. See table: Image
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1/14 According to @WHO, at the end of May South America has become the new epicentre of #COVID19 pandemic. #Brazil has the highest number of cases (411,821) and deaths (25,598) as of Friday 29 May. See
@WHO 2/14 In this context, Brazil's #SocialProtection faces a huge challenge: implement design tweaks and expand both vertically & horizontally to fight #COVID19 impact—as highlighted by @LeticiaBarthol3 + others from @ipeaonline. See
@WHO @LeticiaBarthol3 @ipeaonline 3/14 #CashTransfers are key to #Brazil’s response: (1) #BolsaFamília programme (PBF); (2) the social assistance transfers for poor PwD and elderly (BPC) and (3) new emergency transfer: #AuxilioEmergencial.
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1. #SriLanka has been successful in its fight against #COVID19 w/ only 9 deaths and 1,027 cases confirmed as of 18 May. The gov. quickly mobilized resources through a special fund and strengthened state-funded universal health care services @WHOSEARO. See
@WHOSEARO 2. It adopted a strict curfew on 20 March, reaching an Oxford #StringencyIndex of 100 with the closure of business and schools and adoption of curfew. Lately, the country has relaxed some of these measures with a view to reopening business @uniofoxford.
@WHOSEARO @UniofOxford 3. #SocialProtection programmes were adapted to help families cope with the effects of the curfew. Several programmes experienced horizontal and vertical expansion and changes in implementation features to respond to the #COVID19 crisis. See @SP_Gateway
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1/11 How can a country quickly implement emergency #CashTransfers when hit by a shock like #COVID19? Options include increasing the value of existing transfers, expanding coverage, or by setting-up interventions based on existing structure. See image from @ValentinaBarca_ et al.
2/11 Tayssir, a #CCT managed by the @MarocEducation covering 2 million students in both rural & urban areas, is the only large-scale social #CashTransfer programme in #Morocco. However, the emergency benefit for #InformalWorkers didn’t rely on Tayssir to respond to #COVID19. Why?
3/11 In part because Tayssir doesn't have its own targeting mechanism. It also uses RAMED'S proxy means test to determine eligibility in urban areas. See So, was the main reason to use RAMED cards because of its good targeting performance? Not really…
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1/12 On 20/04, @juanluisbm, president of the Social Assistance Agency (IMAS), announced the payment of a 125k colones emergency subsidy to 33k poor families not receiving any gov. transfers. They were identified through the country’s social registry. Read:
@juanluisbm 2/12 Besides the extended eligibility to access the severance payment fund (, the establishment of #BonoProteger (, and the emergency subsidy, other #SocialProtection responses to #COVID19 have included:
@juanluisbm 3/12 Anticipated payments of both contributory and non-contributory pensions from April to late March by @CCSSdeCostaRica, quickly reacting to the fact that the elderly are a vulnerable group to the #COVID19 crisis. Read
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1/12 What are the #SocialProtection instruments that #CostaRica could use or adapt to quickly mitigate the impact of the #COVID19 crisis for both formal and informal workers, besides the horizontal expansion of the severance payment for the former? Check:
2/12 #CostaRica has no regular unemployment benefit as it did not accept Part IV of the @ILO convention 102 @MTSS_CR did not consider using the #COVID19 crisis to move in this direction as reported in this article:
@ilo @MTSS_CR 3/12 On 7 April, @presidenciacr announced the #BonoProteger: a temporary emergency support to workers affected by the #COVID19 crisis. It benefits informal & formal workers who have been dismissed, suspended or are hired on reduced hours. Press release:
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1. @WFP @FAO @UNICEF have jointly alerted that country responses to #COVID19 are likely to have negative impacts on child nutrition and educational outcomes. See Guidance Note: 📷: WFP/Rein Skulleru
@WFP @FAO @UNICEF 2. @WFP: 195 countries have announced school closures to prevent and minimise #COVID19 dissemination. Over 368M children are currently missing out on school meals, threatening their food security and putting pressure on their family’s budget. See map:
@WFP @FAO @UNICEF 3. When schools use food procurement to support smallholder farmers—as analysed in this @IPC_IG & @FAO paper (—the suspension of school meals can have negative impacts on their incomes. #SocialProtection policies are needed to compensate them.
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1. News: Brazil’s #SocialProtection response to the #COVID19. A congress-led bill establishing an emergency basic income to #InformalWorkers was signed by the President yesterday. The BRL 600 (60% of the #MinimumWage) benefit will be paid for 3 months w/ possibility of extension.
2. Who are the targeted informal workers? i) microentrepreneurs; ii) contributors as self-employed to #SocialSecurity; or iii) informal workers who are registered in the Single Registry or with family incomes as per eligibility criteria 4 below:
3. Criteria: i) 18 years old or more; ii) Not a formal worker; iii) Not a recipient of other gov. transfers, except Bolsa Familia; iv) Per capita family income lower than ½ minimum wage or total family income lower than 3 min. wage; v) Annual taxable income lower than BRL 28.560.
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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The International Conference Social Protection for Inclusive Growth in Africa is jointly hosted by @INCLUDEplatform and @EPRC_official: An #SPCAfrica18 THREAD::::👇👇👇👇
"Currently, following Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest net spending on social safety nets"---@WorldBankAfrica #SPCAfrica18
"A major contribution to safety nets still comes from international donors, nationally-funded social protection programmes are increasing." #SPCAfrica18
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THREAD-It took me a few days to reflect on what I think of the zero draft of #globalcompactmigration; having been so close to the process and substance for the last few months, my first thought is that there is a lot to take in! And that's good: we need ambition (1) #formigration
And that was not a given;many commentators say that they are 'surprised not to be disappointed'-as they usually are.Stakes are high too,with US withdrawal, Hungary on the verge and may European states concerned that #UNSG report unbalanced #formigration #globalcompactmigration(2)
There is a lot to like in 22 (!) objectives:concrete proposals on labour and skills,like #Globaskillspartnership promoted by @m_clem and on access to #socialprotection & portability of #socialsecurity;on vulnerability and missing migrants #formigration #globalcompactmigration (3)
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