Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
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Rema Hanna discusses the social protection programs created around the world to mitigate hardships of COVID-19.
J-PAL & EPoD launch a new initiative to generate rigorous evidence on the effectiveness of social protection programs.
Rema Hanna on the urgency of social protection policies in addressing economic impacts of COVID-19 in fragile states.
Fuel subsidies are politically impossible to abandon—but with oil prices at historic lows, this problem has disappeared.
What can the government do to protect the vulnerable middle class in Indonesia during the COVID19 pandemic?
Expanding social protection to reach vulnerable people quickly must be a pillar of every country’s COVID-19 strategy.
Read more about the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the resulting effects for developing countries.
Social safety nets worldwide routinely come under attack by critics wielding an argument that is as misleading as it is familiar.