7 July 2020
WFP, IPC-IG, GIZ, DFAT
This webinar provided an overview of the strategies of Latin American and Caribbean countries to adapt and instrumentalise cash transfer programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the webinar addressed regional trends, it analysed the cases of the Dominican Republic and Bolivia in greater detail.
The presentations focused on responses’ key operational aspects, such as the identification and registration of new cases, and the creation and provision of new types of benefits. Panellists explained how combining complementary cash transfer strategies has enabled countries to reach various population segments in need. Poor and informal workers, older adults and others have been some of the primary benefit recipients.
- Ezequiel Volquez, State Subsidy Management Director (ADESS), Government of the Dominican Republic
- Miguel Tejada, Planning, Monitoring and Assessment Director, Progressing with Solidarity Programme (PROSOLI), Vice-presidency of the Government of the Dominican Republic
- Oscar Navarro, Ministry of the Economy and Public Finance, Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
- Rodolfo Beazley, Independent consultant
Moderator: Ana Solórzano, WFP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean