Showing all Publications in Covid 19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 18th March to 15th 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...

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

  • 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 |

  • 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

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Jobs in a crisis: Principles of effective public employment programmes

    This brief outlines the role of public employment programmes (PEPs) in overall economic crisis response with reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment has spiked in developing countries, due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, such as national lockdowns and the indirect effects of the economic global shock from the pandemic. PEPs often form part of...

    20 Nov 2020 | Jonathan Bower, Adia Umulisa, Twivwe Siwale, Veronica Masubo, Joevas Asare, Clément Imbert

  • Publication - Policy paper

    Using data to inform the COVID-19 policy response

    The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges the world has ever faced. Data can be used to target resources, forecast future needs, or evaluate decisions. Data collection should be guided by specific policy questions surrounding how to contain the disease, how to protect the vulnerable, and how to mitigate damage to economies. To better serve...

    17 Nov 2020 | Zeeshan Abedin, Emanuele Brancati, Michael Callen, Victoria Delbridge, Edward Glaeser, Sebastian Kriticos, Hina Shaikh

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Priorities for renewable energy investment in fragile states

    State fragility is strongly linked to prevalent climate hazards and poor energy access. Conflict, poverty, and poor governance increase countries’ vulnerability to climate change threats, while access to electricity – especially renewable – is lowest in fragile settings. Four key factors make the scaling of renewable energy investment in fragile and...

    4 Nov 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto , Nicholas Stern, Charlotte Taylor