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Mitigating the impact of Covid-19: Social Safety Net from Islamic perspective

Tika Widiastuti (Department of Islamic Economics, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Sulistya Rusgianto (Faculty of Economic and Business, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Imron Mawardi (Faculty of Economic and Business, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Sunan Fanani (Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Mohammad Mahbubi Ali (IAIS Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, UK)
Muhammad Ubaidillah Al Mustofa (Department of Development Studies, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Aufar Fadlul Hady (Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)

International Journal of Ethics and Systems

ISSN: 2514-9369

Article publication date: 15 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose priority solutions for mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic through the Social Safety Net (SSN) based on the Islamic objectives.

Design/methodology/approach

The analytic network process method is used in this study. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with relevant stakeholders were used to collect data and supplemented by a literature review to explore comprehensive information.

Findings

The findings indicate different opinions among experts, including regulators, practitioners, associations and academics regarding the most important priority solutions to the impact of Covid-19. However, experts agree that the highest priority solution is the SSN program in the lineage sector, specifically the distribution of the Family Hope Program. A program in the field of protecting the mind is the second priority solution. The program in the field of soul and wealth is the third priority solution.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the development of government policy to deal with the socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 based on the Islamic objectives by mapping the SSN through the five elements of protection, namely, faith, soul, mind, lineage and wealth protection based on priority solution.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank all the experts who participated in the focus group discussions and in-depth interviews, including the academics, regulators, practitioners and associations, for their time and effort in providing comprehensive analysis in this study. The authors would also like to thank Universitas Airlangga for their financial support. The authors would like to thank the reviewers for their suggestion to improve the quality of this manuscript. The authors would also like to thank Mrs Nikmatul Atiya for her contribution in the completion of this research.

Citation

Widiastuti, T., Rusgianto, S., Mawardi, I., Fanani, S., Ali, M.M., Al Mustofa, M.U. and Fadlul Hady, A. (2022), "Mitigating the impact of Covid-19: Social Safety Net from Islamic perspective", International Journal of Ethics and Systems, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOES-12-2021-0240

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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