Pakistan’s innovative emergency cash programme has helped avert an economic catastrophe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is revealed in a new report released on Monday by a global forum International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
In Pakistan, the report analyzed how the COVID-19 pandemic was a watershed period for Pakistan in terms of government functioning,making it more agile, data-driven, experimental, and ambitious.
It said that social protection had been an integral component of Pakistan’s response to the crisis.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr.Sania Nishtar has welcomed the analysis of this report.
She hoped that lessons learned from Pakistan’s experience can help other countries protect people during an emergency.