Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: The potential of digitalization to build back better

Author: Beatriz Burattini ,Camila Rolon ,Lucas Sato ,Victor Thives ,Louisa Wagner ,Arniela Rénique ,Mauricio Mireles

Abstract:This Policy Research Brief analyses how digitalisation can facilitate rural populations’ access to effective and adequate social protection and economic inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. It investigates the region’s social protection response to COVID-19 and highlights three good practices in providing digitalised social protection to vulnerable rural populations during the crisis. Based on this analysis and considering the local obstacles to digitalised social protection in rural areas, recommendations are provided to build rural social protection back better after the pandemic.

Keywords:Economic inclusion; social protection; Latin America and the Caribbean; digitalisation
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Type/Issue:Policy Research Brief/84

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