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  • Blog post

    How the pandemic can be a catalyst for city climate action

    Recovering from the socioeconomic shock of COVID-19 will not be easy. Effective decisions on where to put investment will be the key to unlocking greater prosperity for developing cities. We discuss what actions developing cities could focus on to kickstart their economies while helping the global fight against climate change. The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic...

    23 Feb 2021 | Serge de Gheldere , Oliver Harman

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    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 relatively...

    18 Feb 2021 | Nora Lustig, Stephen D. Younger

  • News Item

    New study shows pandemic’s toll on jobs, businesses, and food security in developing countries

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline in living standards and rising food insecurity in developing countries across the globe, according to a new study by an international team of economists that includes researchers from LSE’s International Growth Centre (IGC). The study, published 5 February in the journal Science Advances, provides an in-depth...

    8 Feb 2021

  • Event

    Powering up energy investments in fragile states

    Over 800 million people worldwide have no access to electricity. More than 8 out of 10 of them live in fragile states. Scaling up energy access is critical to power the economic opportunities needed to lift people out of poverty and escape fragility, and to achieve the SDGs. Energy investments can support recovery from COVID-19 in fragile states and set these...

    24 February 2021

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 and taxes: Policies for the post-pandemic recovery

    The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on public finances across developing countries. Large fiscal responses and weak economic activity have widened deficits and increased public debt, which for many will be unsustainable over the medium-term. It is important for policymakers to consider policies for mobilising additional revenue. To this end, this...

    27 Jan 2021 | Oliver Harman, Anders Jensen, Farria Naeem, Moussa Saab, Shahrukh Wani, Nick Wilkinson

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    Tax reforms to support an equitable and pro-poor recovery in developing countries

    The COVID-19 pandemic has strained government finances. To address these fiscal challenges and support growth, policymakers will need to mobilise revenue in a way that encourages an inclusive recovery. Tax policy will therefore need to be innovative, efficient and equitable. Across the globe, pandemic containment efforts and disbursal of economic and health support...

    27 Jan 2021 | Farria Naeem, Nick Wilkinson

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    COVID-19 and fake news: Counteracting misinformation in India’s slums

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups for contracting COVID-19 is the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health) infrastructure. Our study considered slums of two Indian cities in Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow and Kanpur. Slum dwellers lost their livelihoods, experienced reductions in income, and the majority were not...

    21 Jan 2021 | Britta Augsburg, Alex Armand, Antonella Bancalari

  • Publication - Project Report

    Coping with COVID-19 in slums: Evidence from India

    One of the most, if not the most, at-risk groups of COVID-19 is the urban poor, living in overcrowded conditions with very limited access to public (health) infrastructure. Along these hardships, misinformation about ways to prevent COVID-19 is widespread. In this study, we first evaluate slum dwellers’ ability to follow governments’ and scientists’ advise...

    20 Jan 2021 | Alex Armand, Britta Augsburg, Antonella Bancalari

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    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