Social protection responses to COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

Author: Research staff, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) ,UNICEF Sri Lanka
Thematic Area: Social Protection

Abstract:This Policy Research Brief provides a review of the social protection interventions adopted by the Government of Sri Lanka since March 2020 in response to the lives and livelihoods lost as a result of COVID-19. While its main scope is to map the government’s interventions in response to COVID-19, it was important nonetheless to also examine the general state of flagship social protection programmes that pre-date the pandemic. The brief calls for continued assessment of experiences and policy lessons learned from the government response to the pandemic.

Keywords:social protection; COVID-19; pandemic response; Sri Lanka
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Type/Issue:Policy Research Brief/85