Development in the time of coronavirus

This page brings together commentary from our academics, students and alumni offering a development perspective on the coronavirus pandemic. 

22 Sep, 2020
'Coronavirus India Update'. Nikita Sud spoke to BBC Hindi about India's informal economy under COVID, where the shock of the pandemic and lockdown has been felt most acutely.
16 Sep, 2020
'India overtakes Brazil to record second-biggest caseload'. Nikita Sud was interviewed by TRT World about India's twin economic and health crises
04 Sep, 2020
'NATO's digital public diplomacy during the time of COVID-19 pandemic'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor write for TPQ
22 Aug, 2020
'Hunger, lost income and increased anxiety: how coronavirus lockdowns put huge pressure on young people around the world'. Marta Favara, Alan Sanches, Catherine Porter and Douglas Scott write for the Conversation
17 Aug, 2020
'Employee surveillance tools emerge as a serious side effect of COVID-19'. Ivan Manokha is interviewed by CTECH about the implications of increased worker tracking due to home working
29 Jul, 2020
'Keeping Poverty Reduction Front and Center'. Juan Manuel Santos and Sabina Alkire write for Project Syndicate on the need to seize the opportunity presented by the pandemic to build a more inclusive and sustainable world
24 Jul, 2020
'COVID-19: an existential threat for Indigenous peoples of the Amazon'. Our DPhil Theodor Borrmann writes for PreventionWeb about the devastating impact of the pandemic in the Amazon basin, where it has amplified structural problems and is threatening to destroy whole peoples and communities.
22 Jul, 2020
'Covid-19 has throttled South Africa’s economy'. The Economist highlights research co-authored by DPhil Rocco Zizzamia on the impact of the pandemic on employment and poverty in South Africa
20 Jul, 2020
'COVID-19, Lockdowns, and Africa’s Informal Sector: Lessons from Ghana'. Elvis Avenyo and colleagues explore how the lockdown might affect the performance of informal enterprises in two urban areas of Ghana in a new UNU Merit Working Paper
19 Jul, 2020
'Coronavirus could reverse a decade of progress in reducing global poverty levels, UN study suggests'. The Independent writes about the 2020 global MPI from OPHI and the UNDP and COVID-19

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