Pakistan among top-ranked countries in Asia for social protection during pandemic

At a global e-conference hosted by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Pakistan was labelled one of the top ranked countries in Asia for its social protection intervention amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The study conducted by UNICEF, UN and IPC-IG reveals that Pakistan covered highest number of responses to social protection in Asia through Ehsaas Emergency Cash.

The Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division of the government of Pakistan said in a statement that a new study conducted by UNICEF, UN and IPC-IG had assessed social protection responses in Asia, “focusing on an extensive mapping and overview of how social protection measures were deployed by the countries in Asia and the Pacific region in the response to the COVID-19 crisis.”

Source: Arab News PK