Beyond Covid 19 - Towards more inclusive and resilient social security systems

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a health and economic crisis with devastating impacts on jobs and livelihoods. As the crisis persists, attention is gradually shifting from emergency policy responses to longer-term solutions, with many G20 countries considering ways to strengthen coverage and adequacy of their social protection systems. This background note discusses key lessons learnt from the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and previous crises, and sets out policy considerations for coordinated action of G20 members for building more inclusive and resilient social protection systems.