Social protection – uprooting inequalities
UNDP is supporting the Government in socio-economic recovery by:
Undertaking an economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on MSMEs and poor households (with UN Women), and the ‘triple threat’ of COVID-19, drought and saltwater intrusion impacts on poor households and enterprises in the Mekong Delta.
Leading the UN COVID-19 Economic Impact Assessment and development of the UN Socio-Economic Response Plan.
Fast tracking cash transfers under the Government’s COVID-19 social protection package and directly supporting cash transfers for vulnerable households and micro businesses in border provinces, including women and ethnic minorities, and cash for work activities for poor households in several provinces.
A further round of COVID-19 impact assessment with MSMEs and poor households and the design and application of real-time poverty assessment tools will provide further information to inform Government policies and social protection assistance.
UNDP has carried out a rapid assessment of COVID-19 impacts on PWDs and is supporting economic security of PWD through training and capacity building for online employment opportunities.