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Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Bangladesh
The COVID-19 crisis is likely to have a staggering impact on poverty in Bangladesh. This report documents the social protection responses by the Government of Bangladesh to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations. Analysing factors that enabled and constrained the effectiveness of...
Towards Shock-Responsive Social Protection: Lessons from the COVID-19 Response in Bangladesh – Estimates from the Microsimulation
This report presents the methodology and results of a microsimulation based on a partial equilibrium modelling framework using nationally representative household-level data for Bangladesh. The findings include an estimate of the potential impact of COVID-19 on poverty in the country based on a model that...
Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis: Linking humanitarian Cash and Social Protection in practise
This paper seeks to demonstrate practical ways in which NGOs are linking their humanitarian work to social protection and the added importance of this in the context of COVID-19, following from the earlier work of CCD outlining the role of NGOs to
improve the access to and delivery of social protection in...
COVID-19: Invest now in cash/voucher-social protection scale-up or children pay the price later
Read the article here. Only socially accountable Social Protection Assistance beyond humanitarian cash/voucher programmes – if properly and quickly implemented – will protect generations of children from the aftershocks of COVID-19. Despite cash and voucher transfers becoming the tool of choice of...
COVID-19: A chance to empower citizens through social protection
Billions of US$ are now being distributed to citizens by governments to stave off deteriorating economic impact and rising poverty from COVID-19. The unprecedented pandemic demands an unprecedented government response. More than 126 countries have already introduced or adapted social protection or labour...
How Cash-Based Approaches affect Nutrition Outcomes: Case Studies from World Vision cash programmes in Bangladesh and South Sudan
Case studies South Sudan & Bangladesh – analysis of how different modalities meet their basic needs with flexibility and dignity, esp. contributing to improved nutrition outcomes. Factors such as spending patterns, availability of nutritious food in markets, dietary changes & coping strategies, transfer...
Cash Transfer Program In Bangladesh: Looking Through The ELNHA Lens
Oxfam is implementing a multi-country humanitarian capacity building project titled as ‘’Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)’’ in Bangladesh. This project is designed to use a variety of approaches that will enable local and national humanitarian actors (LNHAs) to take the...
Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh
This report is the consolidation of findings derived from desk research and face-to-face interviews with key mobile financial services providers, telecom operators, technology platform providers, regulators, and USAID health and agriculture project staff and beneficiaries.
The objective of this report is...
Bangladesh Cash Working Group: Lessons Learnt From Early Recovery CTPS For Flood Response
The DeSHARI Consortium, NARRI Consortium, German Red Cross, WFP and bKash brought their learning from implementing 3-month-long Cash Transfer Programmings for early recovery for flood response in NW and
Hatiya. From the onset of disaster 13 agencies sought to coordinate under the Cash Working Group in...
What Next For Cash Transfers In Bangladesh?
This study was commissioned by the Cash Working Group (CWG) of Bangladesh and funded, through Oxfam by ECHO. The study was conducted through remote interviews and then further interviews and participatory workshops during ten days in Dhaka (November 2015). The scope of work was initially primarily focused...