31 March 2020 

World Bank Group, IPC-IG, GIZ, DFAT 

Universal basic income (UBI) is emerging as a hotly debated issue in social protection. This debate is at an all-time high as countries are considering UBI as part of COVID-19 response packages. Drawing from a book on the subject, this webinar reviewed key issues and evidence on UBI as a social protection measure; identified emerging lessons from a variety of cross-country experiences; and reflected on its potential and limitations as a crisis response as well as longer-term intervention. 

Panellist: Ugo Gentilini, World Bank 

Discussant: Francesca Bastagli, ODI 

Moderator: Fábio Veras Soares, IPC-IG 

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Registrants: 839


Attendees: 516


Youtube views: 1138

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