Responses to COVID-19 in rural Latin America and the Caribbean and recommendations to "build back better"

Start Date: Status: Ongoing

Description

The project aims to analyse rural social protection policies implemented by governments in Latin American and the Caribbean in response to Covid-19 and produce policy recommendations to "build back better" after the crisis.

Partners

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO RLC)

Region/Countries

Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina , Belize , Brazil , Dominican Republic , Mexico , Panama , Peru

Main Pillar

Knowledge Production

Thematic Area

Social Protection

Other Thematic Areas

Poverty Reduction Policies , Technological Innovation , Sustainable development , Inclusive Growth

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 1 - No Poverty , SDG 2 - Zero Hunger , SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Project Results

Webinar: COVID-19 and Social Protection in rural areas: Lessons to build back better

The webinar was organised by FAO-RLC along with the IPC-IG. It covered the study's main findings. Click here to watch it. 

 

Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: Social and economic double inclusion 

This policy brief and its one pager reflect on how to improve social protection systems in LAC after the COVID-19 pandemic, analysing how it can ensure food security and social and economic “double inclusion”. In particular, they provide a regional overview of the social protection measures to respond to COVID-19 in rural areas, and analyses four country-level examples that show promising features for building back better during the recovering process. Finally, they deliver policy recommendations to enhance the design and implementation of rural social protection schemes to protect rural household’s food security and enable their “double inclusion”. 

 

Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: Protection and promotion of employment in the agricultural sector    

This policy brief and its one pager reflect on how to improve social protection systems in LAC after the pandemic, focusing on social insurance (SI) and labour market (LM) measures. They study the regional social protection response to COVID-19 and analyse three country-level examples that show promising features for promoting and protecting rural employment in LAC. Based on that, they recommend measures to “build back better” rural social protection. 

 

Social protection response to COVID-19 in rural LAC: Digitalisation’s Potential for Building Back Better   

This policy brief and its one pager analyse how digitalisation can facilitate rural populations’ access to effective and adequate social protection and economic inclusion in LAC. For this, they investigate the region’s social protection response to COVID-19 and three good practices in providing digitalised social protection to vulnerable rural populations during this crisis. Based on this analysis and considering the local obstacles to digitalised social protection in rural LAC, recommendations are provided to “build back better” rural social protection after the COVID-19 pandemic.