The Role of Social Protection Information Systems in the Expansion of Cash Transfer Programmes during Covid-19 Pandemic: Experiences from Selected Arab Countries - ESCWA

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The Role of Social Protection Information Systems in the Expansion of Cash Transfer Programmes during Covid-19 Pandemic: Experiences from Selected Arab Countries

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2021/TP.2


Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Inclusive development

Initiatives: Reforming social protection systems

Keywords: Poverty, Public welfare, Social welfare, Public health, Governance

The Role of Social Protection Information Systems in the Expansion of Cash Transfer Programmes during Covid-19 Pandemic: Experiences from Selected Arab Countries

July 2021

The present background paper provides an overview of how selected Arab countries delivered non-contributory social protection to respond to the socio-economic implications of Covid-19, either by scaling up existing programmes or rolling out emergency assistance schemes. The paper’s focus is on experiences and lessons learnt in the utilization and adaptation of social protection information systems, including social and beneficiary registries.

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