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CVA and COVID-19

Credit: Columbia University in the City of New York

We hope that you are all staying well in these uncertain times. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, it seems every community will be touched in some way – whether directly by the virus or by the economic and other impacts it is having.

There has been a significant amount of discussion across the CaLP network on what the pandemic means for the use of CVA and for the operations of CaLP members.

Guidance and resources

  • Collection of resources (full list to consult), learning and questions here, thank you for continuing to share!
  • Other useful resources and links here below.

 

 

Main image credit: Columbia University in the City of New York

Latest

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone

Report

Despite the relatively limited restrictions in place in Sierra Leone to contain the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is likely to have a staggering impact on poverty. This report documents how the Government of Sierra Leone used social protection programmes to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic...

22 March 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone

Policy paper

This policy brief sets out recommendations to strengthen the social protection sector’s capacity to deliver routine social protection, as well as respond to future shocks more effectively. The recommendations are drawn from key learnings from the country research report and accompanying microsimulation...

22 March 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Policy paper

This policy brief presents highlights from the Uganda country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief summarizes the key findings and sets out recommendations to strengthen the foundational social protection systems and enhance the ability of the sector to respond to future...

22 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone: Estimate from the microsimulation

Report

This report presents the methodology and results of a microsimulation based on a partial equilibrium modelling framework using nationally representative household-level data for Sierra Leone. The findings include an estimate of the potential impact of COVID-19 on poverty in the country based on a model...

15 March 2021

Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Uganda

Report

The stringent lockdown measures and global economic slowdown, due to COVID-19, are likely to have a large impact on poverty in Uganda. This report documents how the Government of Uganda plans to implement an Urban Cash for Work Programme to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations....

15 March 2021

Brief: Towards shock-responsive social protection: lessons from the COVID-19 response in Kenya

Policy paper

This policy brief summaries the key findings and recommendations from the Kenya country case study on the social protection responses to COVID-19. The brief provides an analysis of the key enablers and constraints to the effective delivery of the social protection response in Kenya. The brief also...

15 March 2021

Inclusive Information Systems for Social Protection: Intentionally Integrating Gender and Disability

Policy paper

Digital information systems serving the social protection sector, and especially social assistance, are increasingly prominent and will continue to be, as is the case within all other sectors. “Why? Because the ability of a country to care for its people and respond to their lifecycle needs depends on...

11 March 2021

How Targeting Mechanisms Can Identify People With Disabilities for Inclusion in Social Protection Programmes

Guidelines and Tools

Persons with disabilities have worse education, health and employment outcomes and are more vulnerable to shocks than persons without disabilities. At the same time, they are less likely to be enrolled in social protection programmes, including those for which they are eligible. They can face significant...

11 March 2021

COVID-19 and the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and Conditional Cash Transfers for Education (CCTE) programmes

Guidelines and Tools

FCDO Turkey commissioned SPACE to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the principal cash vehicles active in Turkey: Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and Conditional Cash Transfers for Education (CCTE) programmes, both funded by the EU through the EUR 6 billion Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRiT)...

11 March 2021

Case study: Responsible data sharing with governments

Report

The COVID-19 crisis, widespread economic downturns and the loss of formal and informal employment have all contributed to accelerated linkages between CVA and social protection. Quarantines and lockdowns have also pushed humanitarians to incorporate more digital modalities into their work.  As...

10 March 2021