Social Protection and Jobs Responses to COVID-19 : A Real-Time Review of Country Measures (English)
2 February 2022
As of January 2022, a total of 3,856 social protection and labor measures were planned or implemented by 223 economies. This constitutes a net increase of 523 measures, or 15.6 percent since the last update in May 2021. While noteworthy, such increase is the lowest among net additions observed over previous semesters. In fact, the global pace of measures' introduction over January 2020-January 2022 has been slowing down. This report focuses on the real-time review of country measures in terms of social protection and job responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
social assistance social insurance labor policy person with disability labor market policy wage subsidy social security contribution occupational health and safety pension system wage subsidies school feeding labor regulation social security system cash transfer seasonal agricultural workers vulnerable group million people payment method number of beneficiaries informal worker cash transfer program labor policies social assistance program people with disability formal sector worker wage subsidy program billion people country income group labor market regulation financial obligation cash transfer scheme payment modality public employment service labor market intermediation regulatory adjustment degree of informality social security benefit flexible working hour continuity of service labor market demand health and safety regulation salaries and wages labor market program social protection spending duration employment informal labor force administrative adjustment income support policy