‘Temporary Basic Income’ could slow COVID surge, provide lifeline for world’s poorest | | UN News

Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries, estimates that it would cost governments upwards of $199 billion per month, to provide what UNDP describes as “a time-bound, guaranteed basic income, to the 2.7 billion people living below or just above the poverty line in 132 developing countries.”

UN Development@UNDP4 billion people, #HalfTheWorld, are trying to survive during #COVID19 without any form of social protection coverage. Our new report offers realistic solutions to create or top up #TemporaryBasicIncome to reduce infection & prevent a protracted crisis: https://bit.ly/3eMmrD7

‘Temporary Basic Income’ could slow COVID surge, provide lifeline for world’s poorest | | UN News

AGR: In other words, the current global experiment of locking up the entire healthy world is not working for the 4 billion people that often have no running water, cannot afford masks, cannot isolate, and need to go out and work in crowded places like food markets or fields to make their 2 dollars per day, just to survive.