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Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems


COVID-19 and social protection in Europe and Central Asia

A moment of opportunity to expand and strengthen social protection mechanisms to safeguard health, well-being and livelihoods, leaving no one behind

United National Regional Coordination Mechanism Europe and Central Asia; United Nations Sustainable Development Group Europe and Central Asia
Europe and Central Asia
Book (or chapter)
crisis - social health protection
30.06.2020 - Victoria Giroud-Castiella
Consultations 4315 / Download 985

Summary (English)

Government across the European Region and Central Asia have introduced a variety of policy responses to mitigate the consequences of the containment measures on well-being and the economy, employment and incomes, and on families and children who are not able to access social and health services.

This discussion paper considers some of the key social protection interventions, including health protection, unemployment, family and child support, and measures against social exclusion and housing insecurity.