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  • Event

    Putting farmers first

    This year the pandemic has resulted in a wave of disruptions across people’s lives and their livelihood. And in recent times the focus on the agriculture sector in India has been of particular interest due to the impact of lockdown and the new agricultural reforms. There is a conundrum observed around the recent announcements of agriculture reforms with regard to the...

    21 December 2020

  • News Item

    UK Research and Innovation awards IGC £1 million for COVID-19 economic evidence

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund has awarded the IGC £1 million for economic studies focused on post-lockdown recovery and the effectiveness of COVID-19 policy interventions in Africa and South Asia. With this funding, the IGC will deliver around 30 research studies across nine of...

    11 Dec 2020

  • Project

    Informal workers and labour market risk during COVID-19 in India

    Informal work, such as through casual, temporary, and contract work, is a defining feature of labour markets in many developing countries and more recently in developed countries. India has one of the highest shares of informal work in the world, estimated to be between 75-90 percent of all workers. It typifies the current concerns over informal workers suffering...

    10 Dec 2020 | Stephen Machin, Swati Dhingra

  • Project

    Food security during pandemic times: Insights and perspectives from rural Bihar

    COVID-19 and the government-enforced lockdown has adversely impacted peoples’ livelihoods. The impact of the lockdown is very severe in the rural areas due to closures, restricted farming, and other economic activities. In a poor state like Bihar where nearly 90 percent of the population lives in rural areas and out-migration numbers are extremely high, the flow of...

    10 Dec 2020 | Sunil Kumar Mishra, Aditi Madan, Swati Dutta

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Economic impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns: An examination of recoveries in Jordan

    The unemployed share of the adult population in Jordan increased from 7% to 16% during the lockdown that lasted from 18 March to 15 April 2020. The unemployment share improved to 11% by September 2020, falling short of the pre-lockdown level. Wage earnings decreased by 42% of pre-pandemic baseline levels on average during lockdown. These partially recovered after the...

    4 Dec 2020 | Luisa Cefalà, Michael Gechter, Nick Tsivanidis, Nathaniel Young

  • Event

    Firms’ resilience innovation and technology

    The Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN) invites you to a 2-day virtual conference on ‘Firms’ Resilience, Innovation and Technology', on the 10th and 11th December, 2020. This year, the PSDRN conference focuses on resilience, innovation and technology in the private sector — relating to private firms, investors, and markets — and discusses key...

    10–11 December 2020

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    IGC evidence on secondary impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries

    In October 2020, the IGC submitted this written evidence to an International Development Committee Inquiry on the secondary impacts of COVID-19 on developing countries.

    30 Nov 2020 |

  • Project

    Estimating income losses and consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in Uganda

    COVID-19 continues to take its toll on the world and more recently, the African continent. While the continent still accounts for fewer cases or deaths, in cities such as Uganda, the incidence of the disease has risen sharply. Uganda is not new to infectious diseases and has successfully battled outbreaks of Ebola, Marburg and even HIV/AIDS. Whilst COVID-19 has...

    27 Nov 2020 | Stephen D. Younger, Albert Musisi, Wilson Asiimwe, Nicole Ntungire, Jakob Rauschendorfer, Priya Manwaring

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Estimating income losses and consequences of the COVID-19 crisis in Uganda

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic has come at an overwhelming cost to both developed and developing countries; Uganda is no exception. Despite having relatively few cases, the pandemic’s indirect effects arising from an economic contraction and global recession, as well as the direct effects through ill health and death, are likely to have a devastating impact on poverty...

    26 Nov 2020 | Stephen D. Younger, Albert Musisi, Wilson Asiimwe, Nicole Ntungire, Jakob Rauschendorfer, Priya Manwaring

  • Blog post

    The growing concern around violence against women in India – Where do we stand?

    Violence against women is rampant in India, hinders educational attainment and earnings potential, and has significant economic and social costs. COVID-19 has exposed the fault lines of gender equality, with increases in the incidence of domestic violence during lockdown. Social programmes to sensitise men and boys on gender-related issues, and community-level platforms...

    25 Nov 2020 | Kumar Das, Bijeta Mohanty