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. 

10 Feb, 2021
'COVID vaccines: rich countries have bought more than they need – here’s how they could be redistributed'. Robin Cohen writes for the Conversation
04 Feb, 2021
'Class cancelled: how Covid school closures blocked routes out of poverty'. Young Lives research features in the Guardian
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 Sanchez, 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
27 Jul, 2020
'Digital diplomacy in the era of coronavirus pandemic'. Corneliu Bjola cited in article for The Guardian Nigeria covering Israeli-organised Digital Diplomacy Summit
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.