The eleventh Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogue on “Social protection interventions as medium- and long-term responses amid COVID-19 and beyond” featured a range of social protection measures that can help countries more effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Over 65 government officials from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China participated in the Dialogue, sharing country experiences and lessons on social protection policies and solutions taken to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate recovery.
The eleventh PACER Dialogue aimed to:
- provide a platform for policy makers and social protection practitioners and experts to share knowledge and experience in responding to the crisis, including challenges and lessons from the initial to the current phase of COVID-19 response (in such areas as targeting, registration, delivery mechanisms, and leveraging existing systems);
- promote a better understanding of policy options available as governments transition from crisis to recovery; and
- disseminate global and regional best practices and lessons on how governments could “bounce back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program and Learning Materials:
|11th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives||Ramesh Subramaniam Director General, Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Asian Development Bank (ADB)|
Making decisions on social protection systems in response to COVID-19 over the short-and medium-term
|Valentina Barca, Independent Social Protection Expert|
Responding to COVID-19: How to identify, register and pay beneficiaries for social protection programs
|Edward Archibald, Independent Social Protection Expert|
|Open Discussion and Questions||Ramesh Subramaniam (Moderator)|
|Synthesis and Summary||Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, SERD, ADB|