Social protection tools for coping with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: The Latin American experience
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has triggered an unprecedented worldwide social, economic and health crisis. This emergency has prompted the Latin American and Caribbean countries to deploy a series of social protection measures in an attempt to mitigate its impacts, especially for the most vulnerable population groups. In view of this situation and given the possibility of other crises in the future, the role of social protection systems has become one of fundamental importance, and strategies have to be devised for making those systems universal, comprehensive and sustainable on the basis of an approach that is sensitive to difference. This study looks at a number of the social protection measures implemented by the countries of the region in response to the pandemic and explores different social protection tools that could contribute to a recovery with equality and sustainability.
Abstract .-- Introduction .-- I. Latin America and the Caribbean and the pandemic: impacts of the crisis and challenges for social protection responses .-- II. Social protection policies and recovery strategies: lessons from comparative experiences .-- III. Social protection management tools in the context of the COVID-19 crisis .-- IV. Lessons learned, policy recommendations and a road map for enhancing the role of social protection in coping with future crises in Latin America and the Caribbean.
TranslationHerramientas de protección social para enfrentar los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 en la experiencia de América Latina
ECLAC SubtopicsCOVID-19 ; INEQUALITY ; SOCIAL PROTECTION ; SOCIAL POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES ; SOCIAL RIGHTS
United Nations SubtopicsCOVID-19 ; VIRUSES ; PANDEMICS ; SOCIAL ASPECTS ; SOCIAL SECURITY ; EQUALITY ; SOCIAL POLICY ; PUBLIC WELFARE ; SOCIAL REGISTERS ; PROGRAMMES OF ACTION ; SOCIAL WELFARE
Country / RegionLATIN AMERICA
Project(s)Proyecto “Strengthening Social Protection for Pandemic Responses: Identifying the Vulnerable, Aiding Recovery and Building Resilience"