Adequacy and Coverage of Social Assistance Benefits During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Poor and vulnerable people pin their hopes on social assistance benefits–particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government has expanded coverage of beneficiaries and value of the benefit channeled through social assistance programs, either regular or ad hoc, to anticipate the socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19.
Economic stimulus and social assistance provided during the Covid-19 pandemic have not significantly eased the economic hardship on families and reached all groups of people in need.
The government needs to consider expanding existing social assistance policies to increase the benefit value, coverage, and more accurate delivery perspectives.