Dr. Ganga Tilakaratna discusses Sri Lanka’s Social Protection Response to COVID-19

18 November 2020

Dr. Ganga Tilakaratna made a presentation on ‘Social Protection Response to COVID-19’ at the session on ‘Shock Responsive Social Protection (in Context of COVID-19) of the High-Level Seminar Series on ‘Inclusive Social Protection in Sri Lanka: Shifting the Paradigm’ organised by UNICEF in collaboration with Development Pathways and Verité Research on 18 November 2020.

Dr Tilakaratna discussed in detail the government’s response to assist vulnerable groups during the pandemic and highlighted the need to strengthen Sri Lanka’s social protection system to improve its efficiency and build resilience against future crises. She flagged the need for an integrated social protection system with an integrated social registry and a digital payment system to improve the efficiency of the delivery process.