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LUMS LIVE SESSION 29

Designing Safety Nets in the Context of an Outbreak

Panelists: Hadia Majid (LUMS and MHRC), Haris Gazdar (IDEAS), Rehan Jamil (Brown), Rashid Memon (LUMS and MHRC).

Safety nets are critical for improving the lives of vulnerable groups and lifting them out of poverty. This session focuses on questions of state responsibility, social protection, politics, and responses after the onset of COVID-19. The discussion also delves into the history of social protection in Pakistan, and its links with the government’s response.