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World Bank recognizes Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme among top 4 social protection interventions

World Bank recognizes Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme among top 4 social protection interventions
May 16, 2021

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – The World Bank has recognized Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme among top four social protection interventions globally in terms of number of people covered.

In its report titled "global social protection responses to Covid-19", the Bank says that there has been "an exponential growth in social protection measures between March, 2020 and May, 2021 and that a total of 3,333 social protection measures have been planned or implemented in 222 countries or territories".

In a report on social protection measures taken by several countries during the pandemic, the World Bank (WB) has recognised the efforts of the Pakistan government in uplifting the poor by featuring the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme in its list of top four global social protection interventions.

The World Bank released a report on “global social protection responses to COVID-19”. This report is called the “living paper” and it presents a 650-page volume and accompanying database documenting how countries and territories are planning, implementing or completing social protection measures in the context of the pandemic.

The report states that there has been “an exponential growth in social protection measures between March 20, 2020 and May 14, 2021 and that a total of 3,333 social protection measures have been planned or implemented in 222 countries or territories”.

As far as the number of people and the percentage of population covered among countries where more than 100 million people benefited from the social programmes, the World Bank stated that "select countries have attained impressive six-digit levels". 

It said Pakistan's Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme ranks fourth globally in terms of the number of people covered and 3rd globally in terms of percentage of population covered amongst those that covered over 100 million people.

According to the report, Pakistan’s Ehsaas programme also ranked high amongst programmes around the world that did well in terms of planned versus actual coverage rates.

According to the report, most of social protection measures are provided as social assistance. These represent 55% of global programs and are the predominant form of support in most regions.

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