The impact of COVID-19 in India and pathways to recovery

The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has affected lives across the world and caused a massive economic shock. The situation in India is particularly dire, with a deadly second wave of infections sweeping across the country. Last year, India imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world to limit virus transmission, which led to severe economic losses and hardships for millions. The government will have to now draw on evidence from the first lockdown, and introduce new policies that carefully balance the saving of lives with the need to protect livelihoods. To help policy stakeholders understand the severity of the crisis, IGC India is gathering new evidence around the socio-economic impact of COVID-19. These studies focus primarily on three themes: labour markets, households, and health and wellbeing.

The International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), in collaboration with CORENET, are organising an online conference to present new research and lessons for policy around these key thematic areas across three days from 5 – 7 May 2021.

The impact of COVID-19 on labour markets – 5 May 2021

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IGC Admin · The impact of COVID-19 on labour markets

 

The economic impact of COVID-19 on households – 6 May 2021

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IGC Admin · The economic impact of COVID-19 on households

 

The impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing – 7 May 2021

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IGC Admin · The impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing

 

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The impact of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing