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The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 : Social Protection Responses (English)

This Regular Economic Report (RER) on social protection responses shows how the macroeconomic impact affects the people, and discusses the social impact of COVID-19 in the Western Balkans.


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    The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 : Social Protection Responses

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    social assistance; wage subsidy; Wage Subsidies; active labor market program; Social Insurance and Pension; Social Protection; social protection system; unemployment insurance; public employment service; impact on poverty; cash transfer program; minimum wage; informal sector; social distance; social protection instrument; source income; source of income; wage subsidy program; formal sector worker; targeted safety nets; social protection program; social assistance scheme; public health perspective; labor market characteristic; personal income tax; informal sector worker; reallocation of jobs; Social Safety Nets; long term unemployment; number of beneficiaries; delivery of good; lump sum payment; number of workers; social assistance program; social registries; economic crisis; informal firms; social security; unemployment benefit; verification procedures; informal worker; recovery process; economic recovery; fiscal implication; employment promotion; targeted program; macroeconomic impact; time limit; reduced work; poor household; fiscal space; social program; certification procedure; emergency response; pension scheme; liquidity constraint; in poverty; temporary measure; effective work; long-term sustainability; medium firms; liquidity pressure; net wage; wage labor; waiting time; subsidy limit; unemployment rate; social process; measure of support; capital grant; large enterprise; monthly wage; private security; benefit package; take time; administrative capacity; employment legislation; adequate financing; term financing; online counseling; transmission control; employment program; payment system; short-term crisis; in work; several ministries; general population; population group; graphic design; interior design; graphic designer; art exhibition; literary works; building form; income loss; smooth consumption; long-term impact; eligibility criterion; health challenge; medical expense; low employment; health emergency; family benefit; pension payment; vulnerable group; universal transfer; household hygiene; vulnerable household; equity perspective; value chain; formal income; public support; unemployment claims; labor demand; Economic Policy; wage impact; short-term employment; Financial Sector; health shock; sustainable fiscal; fiscal cost; employment opportunities; employment opportunity; affected households; economic shock; term fund; new job; household affect; emergency support; supply chain; lower demand; job opportunity; wage worker; job opportunities; temporary migrant; international travel; supply shock; labor legislation; working relationship; legal framework; policy tool; response measure



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The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 : Social Protection Responses (English). Western Balkans Regular Economic Report,no. 17 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.