During the current COVID-19 crisis, the Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) and socialprotection.orgare pleased to announce the launch of a four-part webinar learning series focused on sharing country experiences on moving economic inclusion programs to scale. Save the dates below for future sessions, which will also feature a dedicated review of emerging country experiences in response to COVID-19.
The first of the series will feature the Sahel Adaptive Social Protection Program, which was launched in March 2014 to support the design and implementation of adaptive social protection programs and systems in six Sahel countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal. The Sahel’s adaptive social protection systems consist of policies and programs to help poor and vulnerable households build resilience, reduce the impact of climatic change and other shocks, and foster access to income-earning opportunities. The program is underpinned by a multi-country randomized control trial to evaluate the impacts of these interventions among safety nets beneficiaries.
This webinar examines the design rationale, steps taken in delivering the programs, and early insights and lessons learned on designing and implementing economic inclusion approaches through national safety net systems.
Speaker: Thomas Bossuroy, Senior Economist, World Bank
Discussant: Yéréfolo Mallé, Regional Representative, West Africa, Trickle Up
Moderator: Colin Andrews, Program Manager, PEI, World Bank
Please save the date for future webinars—topics to be confirmed: April 30, May 14, and June 11, 8.30-10am GMT-4/EDT