22 October 2020


This was the last webinar of the webinar series ‘Social Protection in South Asia – the landscape before COVID-19, a snapshot into responses to the crisis and the paths ahead’. Following episodes dedicated to a paper series on Regular Social Protection Landscapes in the region, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and India and Pakistan, this webinar was dedicated to analyzing the cases of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. It discussed a vast set of features ranging from social expenditure profiles, legal frameworks for child-sensitive social protection, the actual design of flagship initiatives, and how child and gender-sensitive they are. It also contextualized these features in view of findings from impact evaluations and took a glance at core COVIDV-19 responses from social protection.


  • Fabianna Ferreira, Researcher, IPC-IG
  • Krista Alvarenga, Researcher, IPC-IG
  • Mekonnen Woldegorgis, UNICEF Bangladesh

Moderator: Abdul Alim, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia – ROSA

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Registrants: 61


Attendees: 30


Youtube views: 186

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