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
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.