Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

The principles of tripartism and social dialogue are key for social protection development, reforms and governance. Social dialogue and consultations with social partners and other stakeholders are particularly important for devising coordinated policy responses, including to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This policy brief focuses on the key role of social dialogue when formulating immediate responses to the COVID-19 crisis and addressing its various phases. It highlights the importance of social dialogue to prepare social protection systems for future crisis.