‘One of the best in Asia Pacific’, PM Khan’s ambitious Ehsaas program makes global headlines
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for his Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.
According to The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), Pakistan has emerged as one of the best countries in Asia concerning social protection response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for his Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program. The program, which was launched on April 1st, 2020, offers financial support to millions of families hit by the pandemic.
The @IPC_IG acknowledges at its global conference: Pakistan one of the top ranked countries in Asia w/ highest number of responses to social protection, #EhsaasEmergencyCash."Afghanistan included many humanitarian interventions; hence Pakistan tops the list” says Marina Andrade. pic.twitter.com/2Rn9oYTiOM
— Sania Nishtar (@SaniaNishtar) October 5, 2020
The program has achieved the goal of successfully reaching out to millions of needy families across the country, making it an exceptional effort during this time of crisis.
The IPC-IG’s conference titled Turning the COVID-19 Crisis into Opportunity: What’s Next for Social Protection, mentioned Pakistan’s effort via the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program in response to COVID-19 as exemplary in the Asia Pacific region.
The Policy Head of IPC-IG Kathrin Oellers, while speaking at the conference, stated that countries like Pakistan that have pre-existing adaptive social protection programs have a better chance of reducing the devastating effects of COVID-19.
The social protection Programme has been successful mainly because of its outreach and effective delivery system.
Oellers further added that the urgency of the COVID-19 crisis shows us the importance of social protection programs for mitigating its consequences.
Lisa Hannigan highlights the importance of shock-responsive and gender-sensitive social protection. To her, social protection systems have the potential to make the lives of those who most need assistance better. @dfat #whatsnextforSP pic.twitter.com/7kCUtSAQDR
— socialprotection.org (@SP_Gateway) October 5, 2020
She stated that since the repercussions of COVID-19 have unequally affected countries, social protection is a crucial tool to support the poorest and most vulnerable of the planet.
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