COVID-19 and social protection in South Asia: Bhutan

Autor: Krista Joosep Alvarenga ,Fábio Veras Soares
Área temática: Social Protection

Resumo:COVID-19 is posing an unprecedented challenge to countries' social protection systems. Informal workers are particularly at risk, as they often represent the 'missing middle', covered by neither social assistance nor social insurance. In a recent policy brief, the IPC-IG and UNICEF ROSA analyse the economic fallout from the crisis and the policy measures taken in eight South Asian countries, and advocate for the inclusion of the missing middle in mainstream social protection. This One Pager summarises the study's findings for Bhutan.

Palavras-chave:social protection; COVID-19; emergency response; informal workers; Bhutan
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