26 May 2020 


The webinar shared experiences of how public works programmes (PWPs) are responding to the COVID-19 crisis and discussed policy options in the medium term, as instruments of social protection and macro-economic stabilisation. The COVID-19 crisis represents some major challenges to current and future PWP activity. PWPs are experiencing twin pressuresthe need to revise existing programmes and to expand the provision of public employment in the short and medium term. It is now an urgent need to consider the best way in which PWPs can be designed and implemented in response to COVID-19.  


  • Anna McCord, ODI 
  • Devan Pillay, Acting Director General, Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP), South Africa 
  • Rajeev Ahal, Director Natural Resource Management & Agroecology, GIZ India 

Moderator: Rodolfo Beazley, Independent Consultant 

Registrants: 267

Attendees: 144

Youtube views: 242

(until august/2020)