Providing Social Protection through Mobile Services
If 2020 has shown us anything, it is that strong Social Protection policies and programs are necessary particularly during a shock. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to learn about this necessity first-hand during my internship with the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Unit Liberia Team. I assisted in a Legal Assessment on Property Rights, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Criminal Law to inform the Liberia Female Empowerment project. In addition, I wrote and presented on a lessons learned Case Study on the Youth Opportunities Project transition to Mobile Money payments. Outside of work deliverables, I received certification on the Managing Successful Impact Evaluations course taught by the Development Impact Evaluation group. This internship fulfilled my personal goal of learning about gender in some capacity since I had no experience with gender courses at Georgetown and taught me about my specialization in Food Security and its role in youth employment.