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COVID-19 will hit harder than any weapon system
Apr 14, 2020

COVID-19 will hit harder than any weapon system

The world — and its militaries — will emerge from the COVID-19 crisis at different rates and in different states of readiness.

COVID-19 काळातील मृत्यू संख्येवर WHO अहवाल
Apr 13, 2023

COVID-19 काळातील मृत्यू संख्येवर WHO अहवाल

GOI ने WHO द्वारे प्रसिद्ध केलेला अहवाल नुकताच फेटाळून लावल्याने प्रश्न उद्भवतात: COVID-19 मृत्यूची संख्या खोडून काढली आहे की WHO ची कार्यपद्धती सदोष आहे?

COVID-19 चा मानसिक आरोग्यावर झालेला परिणाम
Aug 03, 2023

COVID-19 चा मानसिक आरोग्यावर झालेला परिणाम

साथीच्या रोगाच्या मानसिक प्रभावाने लोकांची असुरक्षितता आणि जगभरातील अतिरिक्त मानसिक आरोग्य समर्थनाची गरज अधोरेखित केली आहे.

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment
Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment

New Delhi must consolidate the positive mood in the Valley to regain the trust of the people after abrogation of Article 370.

COVID-19, Blue Economy, and the Climate Change Agenda: The case of Seychelles
May 18, 2020

COVID-19, Blue Economy, and the Climate Change Agenda: The case of Seychelles

The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. At the same time, measures to tackle the crisis have affected national economies and grounded global trade to a halt. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as the Seychelles are amongst the countries that have suffered some of the worst economic impacts of the outbreak. The current situation illustrates the global state of unpreparedness for a pandemic and points to similar inadeq

Covid-19: An opportunity to redesign India’s formal-informal economy dynamics
Oct 15, 2020

Covid-19: An opportunity to redesign India’s formal-informal economy dynamics

The pandemic will bring in more of the unorganised sector in the formal fold by means of the economic stimulus announced, and increase the government�

COVID-19: Bangladesh approaches the peak
Jun 17, 2020

COVID-19: Bangladesh approaches the peak

The readymade garment sector has suffered grievous blows, with foreign brands, traditional buyers of Bangladeshi garments, not only cancelling earlier

COVID-19: Between a smiling Xi and a tweeting Trump stands a lady called Merkel
Apr 24, 2020

COVID-19: Between a smiling Xi and a tweeting Trump stands a lady called Merkel

Not known for dramatic outbursts or playing to the gallery, Merkel’s moves will be inclusive and transparent as she clears space for accountability

Covid-19: Breathing new life into ‘Make in India’
Aug 19, 2020

Covid-19: Breathing new life into ‘Make in India’

The ‘Make in India’ scheme launched in 2014 could be the starting point in galvanising the economic resurgence in post-pandemic India.

COVID-19: China and global supply chains
Apr 25, 2020

COVID-19: China and global supply chains

The role of China as the central hub in many global value chains has brought losses in global exports — Chinese suppliers are crucial for many indus

COVID-19: Export bans, trade rules and international cooperation
May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Export bans, trade rules and international cooperation

World Trade Organisation rules are not pandemic proof, and have fallen short of addressing the ongoing disruption to global trade and commerce.

COVID-19: FDI dynamism in South and Southeast Asia
Jul 27, 2020

COVID-19: FDI dynamism in South and Southeast Asia

The pandemic will cause global FDI is to fall under the $1 trillion mark for the first time.

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis
May 22, 2020

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis

India stands a good chance to benefit from the shift in global trade triggered by the pandemic, and could fill in the vacuum by supplying West Asian c

COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka
May 15, 2020

COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka

With Geopolitical Cold War 2.0 and domestic economic strain, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has the two daunting challenges ahead of him. He would have

COVID-19: Is WHO fit to lead in times of pandemics?
Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19: Is WHO fit to lead in times of pandemics?

Absence of leadership is not the only problem — the pandemic shows how the WHO failed to address deeper and chronic issues.

COVID-19: Lessons from the ‘Spanish lifestyle’ terminator
Sep 28, 2020

COVID-19: Lessons from the ‘Spanish lifestyle’ terminator

The impact of COVID-19 has shown that Spain, like many other countries, must work hard on improving its internal capability to manage pandemics.

COVID-19: Mapping developments in the Indo-Pacific
Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19: Mapping developments in the Indo-Pacific

Even as the world continues to be engaged in fighting the pandemic, developments in the Indo-Pacific have taken on diverse forms.

COVID-19: Need for an overarching gender agenda in the SDGs
Jul 21, 2020

COVID-19: Need for an overarching gender agenda in the SDGs

Despite having a dedicated goal towards achieving Gender Equality — SDG 5 — disadvantageous positions for women and girls get flagged in each real

COVID-19: Nigeria’s successes and trajectories
Apr 01, 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria’s successes and trajectories

The pneumonia-like disease caused by coronavirus has dealt a heavy blow on all the sectors of Nigeria’s economy, including the day-to-day lives of i

COVID-19: Rethinking human development
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Rethinking human development

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted one of the core foundations of the concept of human development — a healthy and long life.

COVID-19: South Asian countries need a migrant worker-friendly disaster management policy
Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19: South Asian countries need a migrant worker-friendly disaster management policy

The recent incidents shed light on the desperation of the migrant labours in the South Asian countries that worsen during disasters like the present p

Covid-19: The crisis will strengthen anti-globalisation voices
Mar 16, 2020

Covid-19: The crisis will strengthen anti-globalisation voices

The pandemic will lead to a greater backlash against open borders and economies. It is time for a creative rethink

COVID-19: The lofty economic recovery for Latin America
Jan 27, 2021

COVID-19: The lofty economic recovery for Latin America

The sudden fall in commodity prices, export volumes, FDI redirection, and growing unemployment strongly disturbs Latin American economies.

COVID-19: The question of China and its accountability
May 07, 2020

COVID-19: The question of China and its accountability

It stands to reason that not only is an investigation into the issue a vital necessity, but also that such an investigation would be incomplete and la

COVID-19: Yogi Adityanath attempts reforms, delivers regulatory chaos in Uttar Pradesh
May 09, 2020

COVID-19: Yogi Adityanath attempts reforms, delivers regulatory chaos in Uttar Pradesh

Across India, reducing regulatory cholesterol is one thing. But suspending all laws, rules and regulations are like throwing the baby with the bathwat

COVID-19’s impact on EU solidarity and US healthcare debate
May 01, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on EU solidarity and US healthcare debate

Even as the coronavirus pandemic strains European solidarity, its ideas on social protection experience a fillip — but this time on the other side o

COVID-19’s origins maybe in Asia but its breaking point has been in the West
May 28, 2020

COVID-19’s origins maybe in Asia but its breaking point has been in the West

The juxtaposition between the death toll in Asia and the West as well as government response teams has been stark.

COVID19 adds to the woes of India's underpaid and overworked care workers
Dec 16, 2020

COVID19 adds to the woes of India's underpaid and overworked care workers

The treatment of women care workers in India highlights the gendered division of work, and continued undervaluation of women’s labour and care work.

COVID19 and displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh camps
Apr 18, 2020

COVID19 and displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh camps

The spread of coronavirus in camp areas is equivalent to spread of forest fires which only leads to more destruction — and questions the government�

COVID19 and India’s Gig Economy: The Case of Ride-Hailing Companies
Jul 03, 2020

COVID19 and India’s Gig Economy: The Case of Ride-Hailing Companies

The gig economy is part of a crucial transformation occurring in India’s work landscape, and ride-hailing companies are examples of platforms on which “gigs” can be found. The Indian ride-hailing market was projected to grow by 15.5 percent until 2023; the COVID-19 pandemic, however, has disrupted the trajectory. The drivers of these companies—numbering approximately four million—are considered as “independent contractors” and thus

COVID19 and Pakistan: The Economic Fallout
Jun 04, 2020

COVID19 and Pakistan: The Economic Fallout

Pakistan has been one of the countries worst affected by COVID-19, with the economic disruption caused by the pandemic exacerbating an already existing crisis. This paper discusses how the public health crisis has affected some of the most critical sectors of the Pakistani economy. While the government has implemented some mitigation measures, they are inadequate to counter the impact of the pandemic. The paper analyses the likely fallout of a ne