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  • Event

    The private sector in the pandemic: From impact to recovery

    The objective of this seminar is to highlight new findings on the ongoing impact of the pandemic to the private sector and discuss scenarios about the recovery phase that will follow. The workshop features a keynote address by Mari Pangestu, Managing Director for Development Policy of the World Bank, presenters from 13 leading development and academic institutions, and...

    21–22 September 2020

  • Person

    Amat Al Alim Alsoswa

    Amat Al Alim Alsoswa is a member of the Council on State Fragility. Amat Al Alim Alsoswa served between 2014-2015 as Managing Director of the Executive Bureau for the Acceleration of Aid Absorption & Support for Policy Reforms in Yemen. Before that she participated at Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference in the State Building Committee. Between 2006-2012, she served...

  • Person

    Oumar Sylla

    Since January 2020 Oumar Sylla has been acting as Director for the Regional Office for Africa in the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat). Before this, he was Branch Coordinator, Urban Legislation, Land and Governance in UN Habitat and, from September 2015, Head of UN Habitat’s Land and GLTN Unit. Prior to joining the Land and GLTN Unit, Oumar served...

  • Event

    How to manage urban density post-COVID-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought urgency to the need to understand better the dynamics of urban density and examine how cities can overcome the downsides of density to create productive and livable cities through active policy decisions. This is particularly the case in developing countries that are undergoing rapid urbanisation with limited resources. This online event...

    7 October 2020

  • Person

    Nathaniel Young

    Nathaniel Young is a Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Nathaniel holds a PhD in Economics from Boston University.  His research interests lie at the intersection of development economics and industrial organisation.  Nathaniel is particularly interested in the mechanisms by which financial access promotes development,...

  • Project

    Herself and her children: How worse off are they? Impact of COVID-19 in rural Bihar

    COVID-19 has created a perfect storm for global malnutrition. The crisis is expected to adversely affect the nutritional status of households—particularly vulnerable groups like women, children and aged—through livelihood and income losses related to government-mandated shutdowns and de-globalisation, freezing of food transfer schemes such as school feeding programs,...

    27 Aug 2020 | Zakir Husain, Mousumi Dutta, Saswata Ghosh, Kaushik Chaudhuri

  • Person

    Kaushik Chaudhuri

    Kaushik Chaudhuri is Senior Lecturer of Economics at Leeds University Business School.

  • Person

    Saswata Ghosh

    Saswata Ghosh is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Terror and tourism: How bad news can harm economic development

    Reporting on violence often draws attention to countries which are typically not covered by international news outlets, leading to a bad news bias which can affect the view that people hold on these countries and have serious economic consequences. Tourism offers a unique chance to study the effect of news because tourists from different countries evaluate the same...

    27 Aug 2020 | Tim Besley, Thiemo Fetzer, Hannes Mueller

  • Blog post

    COVID-19 funding in federal systems: Lessons from Nepal

    With COVID-19, the federal governments of many developing countries are grappling with a crisis that requires both a central and local response. Coordinating across spheres can be tough, especially when the effects of the disease are amplified by other emergencies. Our survey of local governments in Nepal shows how mismatches between COVID-19 caseloads and funding can...

    27 Aug 2020 | Michael Callen, Rohini Pande, Trilochan Pokharel, Deepak Singhania