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    Smart containment strategies for COVID-19 in Bangladesh

    You can watch a recording of the event in its entirety...

    2 July 2020

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    COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

    South Asia is home to a quarter of humanity and its policy response to COVID-19 matters for the world but there are markedly different views on the policy response in South Asia. The event will explore how governments in South Asia are tackling the pandemic and will focus specifically on Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The panellists will discuss what can be learned from...

    22 June 2020

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    The impact of COVID-19 on international remittances and financial inclusion

    Watch the event as it happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI8rM-0XGqU Global remittances are projected to decline sharply in 2020 due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of migrants and their families have been affected by the pandemic, and a reduction in global remittances can have significant ripple effects across local economies and...

    16 June 2020

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    The impact of COVID-19 on informal and migrant workers in India

    Watch the event here: https://youtu.be/NcVAyxFSt8M You can listen to Shahid Vaziralli's interview with Jean Dreze here: India's nationwide lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has critically dislocated its migrant population. Lacking jobs and money, and with public transportation shut down, hundreds of thousands of migrants were forced to walk hundreds of...

    13 May 2020

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    The economic and security implications of COVID-19 in the Middle East

    Watch the full event: https://youtu.be/uylshHydMsQ You can also listen to the live event podcast below. The substantial impact of COVID-19 and the corresponding oil price plunge in the Middle East could deepen economic cleavages within and between states. As the virus spreads, draconian containment measures have been put in place by many governments in the...

    6 May 2020