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  • Event

    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...

    5–7 May 2021

  • Project

    The impact of COVID-19 and flexible credit on SMEs: Evidence from Uganda

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of the Ugandan economy, comprising over 90 % of the private sector, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 2011. This project will re-survey a sample of 2,400 SMEs in Uganda with the purpose of: Better understand the long-term consequences of increased flexibility in loan repayments, in particular: does...

    9 Apr 2021 | Selim Gulesci, Miri Stryjan, Andreas Madestam, Francesco Loiacono

  • Event

    Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries

     You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries The planet had already warmed by around 1.2°C since pre-industrial times when the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This led to an unprecedented drop in human and economic activity and has...

    28 April 2021

  • Blog post

    Building back better: Fostering gender equality in Bangladeshi readymade garment industry

    Post-COVID-19 recovery in one of Bangladesh’s largest industries could lead to increased inclusivity thanks to external market pressures.  Editor's note: This blog is part of our International Women's Day campaign and contains findings from this IGC project. In Bangladesh, inclusive and resilient employment generation has received considerable policy focus as a...

    30 Mar 2021 | Farria Naeem

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Engagement with local religious leaders to combat COVID-19 in Pakistan

    COVID-19 remains a threat for the Pakistani economy and health care system. In this environment, congregational prayers, including obligatory Friday prayers, present significant risks for transmission of the virus if not managed properly. This policy brief measures the impact of one-on-one engagement with local religious leadership on the compliance of public health...

    25 Mar 2021 | Maniha Aftab, Syed Uzair Junaid, Lala Rukh Khan, Katherine Vyborny

  • Blog post

    The pandemic’s gendered impact on livelihoods and wellbeing: Evidence from India

    A survey of over 700 households from India’s National Capital Region finds that women report bearing a greater burden of pandemic-induced mental stress relative to men, with potentially lasting effects on their well-being and productivity. Editor’s note: This article is part of our International Women’s Day campaign and is based on this IGC project. In the...

    22 Mar 2021 | Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods and mental health among the urban poor in India

    With a population of 1.3 billion people, of which many are informal workers lacking access to social security, India faces significant policy challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown. Based on surveys in urban clusters of Delhi, this study provides evidence on the immediate and near-term impact of the crisis on the livelihoods and mental...

    22 Mar 2021 | Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy

  • Publication - Project Report

    Livelihoods and mental well-being during COVID-19: A study using matched husband-wife-friend data in urban India

    This study estimates the immediate and near-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the gendered aspects of employment and mental health of urban informal sector workers in India.

    22 Mar 2021 | Farzana Afridi, Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy

  • Blog post

    One year on: Zambian economy during COVID-19

    On 18 March 2020, Zambia reported its first COVID-19 case. One year later, like the rest of the world, the pandemic has had unprecedented effects on many aspects of life. The economic effects have been particularly significant, most aptly demonstrated at the macro level by Zambia becoming the world’s first COVID-19-era sovereign debt default. The COVID-19 policy...

    18 Mar 2021 | Twivwe Siwale

  • Publication - Project Report

    COVID-19 and Uganda’s tourism sector: Reviving the industry through the national budget

    This paper reiterates the considerable importance of tourism for the world economy and for Uganda in particular, summarising the devastating impact of COVID-19 on tourism in 2020 and the discouraging prospects for a quick recovery.

    11 Mar 2021 | Wilber Manyisa Ahebwa, Philip English