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Photo of a farmer harvesting mung beans in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. Photo: Chhor Sokunthea, World Bank

“Two Birds, No Stones”: A Global Initiative to Combine Rural Social Protection with Climate Resilience

COVID-19 has inflicted unequal burdens across countries, across generations, and across the urban-rural divide, deepening existing inequalities. But the COVID economic crisis has also created opportunities for bold, cross-cutting thinking. The need for more robust social protection programs in lower-income countries is clearer than ever, and we have a chance to tackle the other most pressing problem of our time, climate change, in the design of those programs