This section includes analysis and research from policymakers, practitioners, researchers and research institutions on the use of basic income-like policies as a response to COVID-19.

Social Protection Response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean - Focus on Social Security and Labor Market

UNICEF: Monica Rubio, Gerardo Escaroz, Anna Machado, Nurth Palomo, Luis Vargas, and Marcelo Cuervo

Social Protection Response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean - Focus on Social Assistance

UNICEF: Monica Rubio, Gerardo Escaroz, Anna Machado, Nurth Palomo, and Lucas Sato

The COVID‐19 pandemic: Time for a universal basic income?

Public Administration and Development: Andrew Johnson and Katherine Roberto

Universal basic income helped Kenyans weather COVID-19 - but it’s not a silver bullet

Tavneet Suri, Associate Professor, Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Social Protection Response to COVID-19

Podcast featuring Ugo Gentilini, Francesca Bastagli, and Keetie Roelen.

Covid-19 has made a basic income system an economic imperative

Guy Standing, founding member of the Basic Income Earth Network

Effects of a Universal Basic Income during the pandemic

Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, Alan Krueger, Paul Niehaus, and Tavneet Suri.

Payments and the Pandemic

Loretta J. Mester; Keynote Session, 20th Anniversary Chicago Payments Symposium – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Social Protection as a Key Tool in Crisis Management: Learnt Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nature Public Health Emergency Collection. Hamidou Taffa Abdoul-Azize and Rehab El Gamil

Using Cash Payments to Reduce Poverty

Gregory Acs and Ilham Dehry, Urban Institute

Is the pandemic finally the moment for a universal basic income?

Brooks Rainwater with the National League of Cities and Clay Dillow, consultant (appearing in Fast Company)

Ensuring Women's Access to Cash Transfers in the Wake of COVID-19

Center for Global Development: Shelby Bourgault and Megan O’Donnell

Despite the suspension of conditionality, benefit claimants are already looking for work

Daniel Edmiston, Ben Baumberg Geiger, Lisa Scullion, Jo Ingold and Kate Summers with London School of Economics

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Transform CERB into a basic annual income program

Gregory C Mason, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Manitoba

Claiming but Connected to Work

University of Salford Manchester

Beyond Universal Basic Income: The Case for an Income Guarantee

Christine Berry in IPPR Progressive Review, Summer 2020.

How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Opening the Door to Universal Social Policies in the U.S.

Catherine Thomas is an interdisciplinary graduate fellow, David Kalkstein is a postdoctoral scholar, and Gregory Walton is an associate professor, all in the psychology department at Stanford University

Universal Child Benefits

Francesca Bastagli (ODI), and David Stewart and Ian Orton (UNICEF)

Why has the COVID-19 pandemic increased support for Universal Basic Income?

Daniel Nettle, Elliott Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Rebecca Saxe.

Addressing the COVID-19 economic crisis in Asia through social protection

Stephen Kidd, Diloá Athias and Anh Tran, UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Economist Network

The Corona Crisis as an Opportunity for the Unconditional Basic Income

Prof. B. Neumärker of the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies

How Social Service Agencies Can Leverage Behavioral Science as Services Go Virtual

Matthew Gerken of the Urban Institute on Poverty, Vulnerability and the Safety Net

The Social Challenges in Times of COVID-19

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Proposes Moving Towards a Basic Income to Help the Most Vulnerable Population Overcome the Coronavirus’s Effects

Could Covid-19 be the push that Europe needs for unconditional basic income?

Genevieve Shanahan and Mark Smith, Grenoble École de Management (GEM)

Helicoptering Money Into Europe

Brunello Rosa, CEO and Head of Research at Rosa & Roubini Associates

In crisis, Europeans support radical positions: Climate change and social welfare issues most salient

Timothy Garton Ash and Antonia Zimmerman, eupinions. Link to the full survey results here.

Social transfers stabilise aggregate demand

Markus Loewe is a senior researcher at the Bonn-based German development Institute.

Coronavirus shows key workers need better pay and protection - here’s what has to change

Patrician Harrison and Helen Collins, Liverpool John Moores University

Why Americans need a guaranteed income

Chris Hughes, Economic Security Project

Why Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Is Critical to the COVID-19 Response in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Melissa Hidrobo, Neha Kumar, Tia Palermo, Amber Peterman and Shalini Roy of the Center for Global Development

Why South Africa needs to ensure income security beyond the pandemic

Hannah J. Dawson, University of Witwatersrand and Elizaveta Fouksman, University of Oxford

Social solidarity requires a universal basic income

James Magnus-Johnston, Centre for the Advancement of a Steady State Economy

Sailing through a perfect storm of COVID-19 with universal basic income for Indonesia

Victoria Fanggidae, University of Melbourne and Jonatan A Lassa Senior Lecturer, Humanitarian Emergency and Disaster Management, Charles Darwin University

Digital Solutions for Direct Cash Transfers in Emergencies

Gerardo Una, Richard Allen, Sailendra Pattanayak and Gwenaelle Suc, with inputs from Claude Wendling, Suhas Joshi, Raju Sharan (FAD) and the Digital Advisory Unit of the IMF’s Information Technology Department (ITD).

CERB is an unintended experiment in basic income

Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba and Hugh Segal, Queen’s University

Universal basic income is the answer to the inequalities exposed by COVID-19

Kanni Wignaraja and Balazs Horvath, World Economic Forum

Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond

David Calnitsky, Assistant Professor in the department of sociology at the University of Western Ontario

Will proposed cash payouts help the homeless?

Matthew Morton, Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Tackling Youth Homelessness with Cash During Coronavirus

Matthew Morton & Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago