Beyond the health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected economies and people’s
livelihoods around the world. Experts forecast an additional 250 million people in extreme poverty by
20301, while the consequences of the pandemic are resulting in a 10th of the global population suffering
from hunger, amounting to 720 to 811 million people worldwide.

Many political leaders and decision makers now realize that well-designed social protection systems have a transformative effect on people living in poverty.

Read the Policy Brief of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors