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Policy Paper No 69 – Social Protection for the Poor and Vulnerable Malaysians during COVID-19

Policy Paper No 69 - Social Protection for the Poor and Vulnerable Malaysians during COVID-19
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Executive Summary

This paper examines how social protection has responded to the needs of the vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic. It starts by analysing the role of a shock-responsive social protection and the approaches countries adopted in expanding social protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper then moves into the Malaysian context. It analyses the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations in Malaysia and assesses Malaysia’s adopted social protection measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final section reviews the lessons learnt for social protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Policy recommendations to further strengthen Malaysia’s social protection system will also be made in the last section.

2020-12-08T10:37:57+08:00 8th December 2020|Policy IDEAS|Comments Off on Policy Paper No 69 – Social Protection for the Poor and Vulnerable Malaysians during COVID-19