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Tuesday, October 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
RT 11 - Transitioning out of emergency transfers: what's next for UBI?

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The round table sought to explore the social protection responses to COVID 19 with a focus on how basic income (BI) can help transition out of emergency cash transfers or temporary measures to palliate the effects of a crisis. Panelists explored the challenges of implementing BI and devise ways of addressing them, including the tradeoffs and the political economy of BI as well as its gender implications. The panel also included a reflection on Iran and Colombia’s experiences with BI including their challenges and lessons learned. Finally, it explored how people use cash received as social assistance and how it can enhance their livelihoods and contribute to tackle poverty and inequality.

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Mansour Ndiaye

Head, Inclusive Growth, UNDP
Mansour Ndiaye is UNDP’s head of Inclusive Growth and has over 24 years of experience in economic and social policy making. He joined UNDP in 2010, as Economic Advisor in Niger. He led the development of the MDG Acceleration Framework in Niger and played a key role in the 2012-2015... Read More →

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Ugo Gentilini

Senior Economist, World Bank
Ugo Gentilini serves as Global Lead for Social Assistance at the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. Over the past 20 years, he engaged extensively on the empirics and analytics of social protection while providing technical and operational support to countries... Read More →
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George Gray Molina

Head of Strategic Policy Engagement and Chief Economist, UNDP
George Gray Molina is Head of Strategic Policy Engagement and Chief Economist at UNDP’s global policy bureau. He is a former Chief Economist for UNDP’s Latin American and the Caribbean bureau, and a former Chief Economist at the Ministry of the Presidency (UDAPE) in his home... Read More →
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Laura Pabon

Director, Social Development Directorate of the National Planning Department - Colombia
Economist with an MA in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes and a, MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. She worked for more than 8 years as a specialist in Social Protection at the World Bank on labour market, poverty and social protection and gender... Read More →
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Louise Haagh

Professor of Politics, University of York
Dr. Louise Haagh is Professor of Politics at the University of York, Chair Emeritus of the Basic Income Earth Network, Patron of the Citizens' Income Trust of the UK, and an expert under the SAGE group set down to provide input into the European Health Equity Status Report... Read More →
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H.E. Ahmad Meidari

Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare - Iran
Ahmad Meidari, born in 1963 in Abadan, is an Iranian economist and Deputy Minister of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare. He was the former member of the sixth Parliament(Majlis) of the I.R.Iran and the the former member of the Economic... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
  Thematic Round-tables
  • Recording available Yes
  • Simultaneous translation Spanish
  • Organisers UNDP