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Omicron experience in South Africa: Is COVID-19 under control?
Jan 17, 2022

Omicron experience in South Africa: Is COVID-19 under control?

The spread of the new Omicron variant raises pertinent questions over the long-term protection against COVID-19

Only global agencies can save the world From Covid-19
Mar 31, 2020

Only global agencies can save the world From Covid-19

If rich nations want to preserve the liberal order, they must invest in the institutions that can help poorer countries survive this crisis.

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?
Feb 16, 2021

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?

The multiple ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns imposed by countries as a response, are being felt in sectors ranging from agriculture to healthcare. The global community must now hurdle massive obstacles to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To correctly assess the impact of the pandemic on global sustainability-driven concerns, it is important to understand not only the inter-linkages between the SDGs,

Pakistan using COVID-19 as a cover for crossborder militancy
Apr 29, 2020

Pakistan using COVID-19 as a cover for crossborder militancy

The formation of ‘The Resistance Front’ should be seen as an attempt to consolidate strengths, manpower, weaponry, and training of various militan

Pakistan: On COVID-19 steps, Imran gives in to radical mullahs
Apr 28, 2020

Pakistan: On COVID-19 steps, Imran gives in to radical mullahs

COVID-19 has once again exposed the widening rift between radical religious organisations, their parochial leaders — and the government.

People with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in India
Nov 28, 2020

People with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

The goal of universal healthcare cannot be achieved without building accessible health facilities for people with disabilities.

Pipelines to swords: How Covid-19 shifted focus from energy cooperation to securitisation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Jun 06, 2020

Pipelines to swords: How Covid-19 shifted focus from energy cooperation to securitisation in the Eastern Mediterranean

Covid-19-related economic repercussions have rendered the unifying, cooperation-creating element of a common energy market in the Eastern Mediterranea

Poor sanitation in Mumbai’s slums is compounding the Covid19 threat
May 16, 2020

Poor sanitation in Mumbai’s slums is compounding the Covid19 threat

‘One home, one toilet’ is the only lasting solution to combat the coronavirus in Mumbai’s informal settlements

Post Covid-19 world: How AI can ensure a more inclusive digital economy
Jul 30, 2020

Post Covid-19 world: How AI can ensure a more inclusive digital economy

Developing economies with large informal sectors can take advantage of the ‘impact sourcing’ model to create a digital economy where the low skill

Post COVID19 Green Mobility: Time for a long-term vision for Electric Vehicles in India
May 11, 2023

Post COVID19 Green Mobility: Time for a long-term vision for Electric Vehicles in India

The Electric Vehicle (EV) segment in India has gathered momentum in recent years, but a mismatch in intent and action has resulted in limited on-ground adoption of EVs. However, the expected growth of the automobile sector (especially in the personal-mobility space), due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and people’s increased understanding of vehicular emissions, creates immense scope for the exponential growth of the EVs industry in India. Ess

Post-COVID19 Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure
Apr 10, 2023

Post-COVID19 Recovery: Harnessing the Power of Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure

Infrastructure investments are required to enable economic growth and provide the services required by a growing population. The infrastructure already available is threatened by climate change, damaging existing assets and reducing future productivity. Investment in new infrastructure has to increase to fill the gap; as this occurs, the operation and maintenance cost of infrastructure are also expected to rise. Furthermore, as resources are scar

Preparing for a post-Covid reality
Sep 30, 2020

Preparing for a post-Covid reality

Integrating their economies will help Bangladesh and India rise up global and regional value chains

Promoting Child Safety Online in the Time of COVID-19: The Indian and Australian Responses
Aug 14, 2023

Promoting Child Safety Online in the Time of COVID-19: The Indian and Australian Responses

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, there has been a surge in cases of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) in many parts of the world. This brief discusses the cases of India and Australia. It examines their efforts to combat the increased incidence of OCSAE resulting from greater use of the internet as movement was restricted in response to the pandemic. The brief focuses on India and Australia as bo

Property tax reforms key for India’s post-Covid urban transformation
Sep 24, 2020

Property tax reforms key for India’s post-Covid urban transformation

The very nature of this tax needs to be assessed to understand either why it is not paid or why recovery is poor.

Protecting Cancer Care through the Covid-19 Crisis and its Aftermath
May 24, 2023

Protecting Cancer Care through the Covid-19 Crisis and its Aftermath

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an enormous toll on health systems across the world. A growing concern is that efforts to manage the pandemic are undermining care for serious non-Covid illnesses such as cancer. In the UK and US, for example, it is estimated that delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment due to COVID-19 will lead to excess cancer deaths in the range of tens of thousands within a year. In India, where health systems are weak, it is

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures
Sep 14, 2021

Protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Consequences and necessary measures

The pandemic has exacerbated the income and digital divide in Brazil, particularly amongst the children and youth demographic

Public policy lessons from Pakistan’s experience with COVID-19
Sep 25, 2020

Public policy lessons from Pakistan’s experience with COVID-19

Pakistan must proceed beyond providing immediate relief to its people by investing in programmes that reduce vulnerability and lead to sustained impro

Quantifying COVID: All pandemic models are wrong; some are useful and some aren’t
Apr 01, 2022

Quantifying COVID: All pandemic models are wrong; some are useful and some aren’t

A critical analysis of the research presented by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) on the estimate of excess mortality from the

Re-envisioning the future of Asian regionalism in the Post COVID19 era
May 25, 2020

Re-envisioning the future of Asian regionalism in the Post COVID19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that global health crises are geopolitical events with far-reaching and long-lasting effects across the globe. It creates prodigious disruptions across economic, security, and social sectors, with spillover effects through trade, financial linkages, and tourism, to name the least. This essay argues that as the American-led order in Asia arguably falters, instead of China rushing to fill the post COVID-19 vacuu

Reforming the Russian economy: COVID-19 crisis and beyond
Jun 01, 2020

Reforming the Russian economy: COVID-19 crisis and beyond

The impact of the recession on Russia at this particular moment in geopolitical history will impact its foreign policy trajectory in very specific way

Refusing setbacks to equity and resiliency in post-COVID-19 cities
Jan 30, 2021

Refusing setbacks to equity and resiliency in post-COVID-19 cities

As cities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, they cannot afford a setback in the struggle to build more equitable and resilient urban areas. They must

Regional dimensions of global response to COVID-19
May 19, 2020

Regional dimensions of global response to COVID-19

The regional approach to collectively combat the pandemic may have allowed global institutions such as the United Nations and its agencies to engage r

Regression in Learning: The High Cost of COVID-19 for India’s Children
Aug 02, 2021

Regression in Learning: The High Cost of COVID-19 for India’s Children

This brief examines the education crisis that has affected close to 250 million children in India due to school closures implemented as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It underlines that the switch to remote learning has created a “regression in learning” that, while cutting across the entire socio-economic spectrum, has disproportionately affected the poor, and among them, the girls. This pandemic-induced education divide and learning l

Regulatory Changes in India in the Time of COVID19: Lessons and Recommendations
Jun 10, 2020

Regulatory Changes in India in the Time of COVID19: Lessons and Recommendations

This report tracks the changes to India’s business regulatory framework in the first 40 days of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 virus. The Union and state governments have been highly proactive in creating spaces for doing business while managing the ongoing health crisis. The governments have attempted to modify the business-related legal infrastructure within the confines imposed through the lockdown. While under normal circumstan

Reorienting India’s global value chains post COVID-19
Apr 27, 2021

Reorienting India’s global value chains post COVID-19

With growing digitalisation and amid the ongoing pandemic, India needs to reorient its trade policy with emphasis on developing its own GVCs and upgra