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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.

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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: bit.ly/30y3mkX.
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:
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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 bit.ly/3gweT9X.
@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 bit.ly/2ZJLraf.
@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 tinyurl.com/y7pbpfcy
@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. bit.ly/2WI57JW
@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 tinyurl.com/yb6uy9rc @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 bit.ly/35eJX8E. 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: bit.ly/2RUJcMP
@juanluisbm 2/12 Besides the extended eligibility to access the severance payment fund (bit.ly/3brMr68), the establishment of #BonoProteger (bit.ly/3brN3Zu), 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 bit.ly/34PzSii.
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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: bit.ly/3brMr68
2/12 #CostaRica has no regular unemployment benefit as it did not accept Part IV of the @ILO convention 102 bit.ly/3cwfHJ1. @MTSS_CR did not consider using the #COVID19 crisis to move in this direction as reported in this article: bit.ly/2RTBt1q.
@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: bit.ly/2Kl4Buj
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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: bit.ly/2VlU4UG. 📷: 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: bit.ly/3aVwd4R.
@WFP @FAO @UNICEF 3. When schools use food procurement to support smallholder farmers—as analysed in this @IPC_IG & @FAO paper (bit.ly/2RuW4Ja)—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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From cash pay-outs to utility bill discounts and rental waivers, several states in Malaysia have announced their state-level stimulus packages. Here are four of them.

More to come!

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Continuing this thread from our previous post on state-level stimulus packages, here is Johor's!

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Today, we would like to share the state-level stimulus packages in Selangor for both the first and second phases.

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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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