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Journal ArticleThe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poor: Insights from the Hrishipara diaries
We examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of the poor in a semi-rural setting in Bangladesh...COVID-19 Lockdown Livelihoods
WorkshopCarlos Gradín at the UN-ESCAP Expert Group Meetings on Building Forward Fairer
The United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) holds a 3-day virtual conference to convene experts on social and economic policy for an inclusive recovery and inclusive development. The Expert Group Meetings invite...
Project workshopCOVID-19 impact and policy response across Indian States
The researchers under this component of The state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions project meet to discuss ongoing research on 'COVID-19 and the state —comparative experiences in the Global...
BlogEfforts to protect the poor during COVID: How five African countries fared
The number of people living in poverty around the world is estimated to have increased by half a billion people due to the COVID-19 crisis...COVID-19 Sub-Saharan Africa Tax-benefit policy
Project workshopCOVID-19 and the State —comparative experiences in the Global South
BlogDr Pia Rattenhuber on inequality in crises — an interview
How do crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic influence inequality and the other way around? This year’s UN Day Dresden put a spotlight on “ Inequalities in Crises ”...Inequality COVID-19 Crisis
Working PaperCOVID-19 in Central America: effects of firm resilience and policy responses on employment
With data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey, this paper examines how firm-level resilience capabilities interact with government support in the reduction of lay-offs among formal firms in Central America...Capabilities Resilience COVID-19
Policy seminarDistributional Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia
NewsPress Release: New UN study reveals limited impact of tax and social protection policies in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Africa SOUTHMOD Tax-benefit microsimulation
Blog3 presentations, 9 takeaways on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on learning and how education systems can respond
On the third day of the annual UNU-WIDER Conference on 8 September, RISE presented findings from three studies on COVID-19's impact on education systems ...COVID-19 WIDER Development Conference
BlogCOVID-19 and the Global South — From crisis response to sustainable development
Around the world, the pandemic, and the measures taken to address it, have had far reaching effects on poverty, inequality, and governance...COVID-19 WIDER Development Conference
BlogWorking together to better understand how COVID-19 affects poverty and inequality
In summer 2020 the SOUTHMOD team set out, with partners, to analyse the impact of government policies on protecting households from getting poorer and avoiding societies from becoming more unequal...COVID-19 Income distribution Poverty