Protecting the Poor and Vulnerable against the Pandemic

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The coronavirus disease pandemic has strained the Philippines’ health system and pressured the government to respond quickly.

To help the poor and vulnerable, the government implemented an ambitious program of delivering cash assistance to 18 million households over a period of 9 months. 

This case study explores the implementation challenges, successes, and lessons learned from a nationwide shock-responsive social protection intervention in the Philippines.


  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Challenges
  • Overcoming the Challenges
  • Results
  • Lessons

Published October 2021.
Source: Asian Development Bank Institute

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