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

    Watch the event as it happened: 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: 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: 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

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    Global leadership to support Africa’s response to COVID-19

    Watch the event in its entirety: Highlights from the event can be found here. Our main policy guidance document for policymakers which was launched at the event can be found here. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the impact on lives and the global economy is increasing at an unprecedented speed and...

    29 April 2020

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    IGC at Urban Innovation Africa

    As part of this year's Skoll World Forum by Skoll Foundation, Utopia is hosting the virtual event Urban Innovation in Africa on Thursday 2nd April, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (BST). The event will cover topics on urbanisation and emerging cities in Africa and will explore the following questions through the perspective of leading urban practitioners and innovators: Who...

    2 April 2020