The pandemic has highlighted the fragility of social protection, especially in the developing world. A new global fund is needed—and it’s affordable.

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Olivier De Schutter

The Covid-19 pandemic and the workplace closures adopted by governments to limit the spread of the virus have imposed an unprecedented ‘stress test’ on social-protection systems across the world. Hours worked worldwide decreased by 10.7 per cent worldwide in the second quarter, potentially translating into the loss of 305 million jobs.

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