COVID-19 and social protection in South Asia: Afghanistan
Author: Beatriz Burattini
Thematic Area: Social Protection
Abstract: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 Afghanistan.
Keywords:social protection; COVID-19; emergency response; informal workers; Afghanistan
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