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The exegesis of the COVID19 origin: Did the virus escape a lab?
Apr 18, 2020

The exegesis of the COVID19 origin: Did the virus escape a lab?

The virus “lab origin” narrative is gaining traction in the US.

The Future of Care Work Post-COVID-19
Sep 08, 2021

The Future of Care Work Post-COVID-19

Care work, both paid and unpaid, is at the heart of most economies. The care sector comprises formal healthcare, childcare services, early childhood education, disability and long-term care, and eldercare. Two-thirds of care workers globally are women, and women and girls perform more than three-quarters of all unpaid care work. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the vulnerability of care workers and deepened the gender gap. This paper a

The G20 in a Post-COVID19 World: Bridging the Skills Gaps
Nov 12, 2020

The G20 in a Post-COVID19 World: Bridging the Skills Gaps

The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the world of work. As new occupations are emerging in this digitised landscape, the skills and competencies required for jobs are evolving as well. This brief examines the skills gaps that persist across the G20 countries, and argues that they will need to adapt their education and training mechanisms to the changing skills requirements. Although nearly all presidencies of the G20 forum have prioritised youth

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Germany’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 21, 2020

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Germany’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Germany’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has earned it almost all-round approval. This special report argues that there is indeed much that German policy has gotten right. But it is also important to keep an eye on the limitations and failings, for which Germany – and other countries that seek to emulate it – might end up paying a very dear price. In contrast, a timely correction of some aspects of German policy could help pre-empt bo

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents: Early Evidence in India
Mar 04, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Adolescents: Early Evidence in India

This brief collects and analyses current evidence in India regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the health and well-being of children (5-9 years) and adolescents (10-19). Using the ‘snowball retrieval’ strategy, the authors identified peer-reviewed studies, reports and government articles published between January 2020 and February 2021 that were relevant to the research question. The brief finds that not only are children and adolescent

The impact of COVID-19 on children in Georgia
Sep 14, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on children in Georgia

Children in Georgia have so far remained protected from the direct consequences of the pandemic, but the indirect impact is yet to be fully assessed

The monsoon scare amidst COVID-19 in Rohingya camps
May 29, 2020

The monsoon scare amidst COVID-19 in Rohingya camps

Amphan has shattered shelters, blocked drains, damaged water points, latrines and bridges.

The Next Normal: Building resilience in the post-COVID-19 workspace
Oct 20, 2020

The Next Normal: Building resilience in the post-COVID-19 workspace

The workplace of the future must acknowledge and embrace a more well-rounded conception of the home and work, including valuing the full range of expe

The race for Covid19 vaccine
Jun 09, 2020

The race for Covid19 vaccine

Biotechnology emerging as a major element in global power equations

The Social Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic
May 11, 2023

The Social Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic

The world is undergoing a process that some have called “covidisation”, or the unravelling of the manifold, far-reaching medical, economic, and social impacts of a global health emergency.[1] There is no dearth of analyses of the many health and economic dimensions of this first massive global civil emergency of the 21st century.[2] This brief examines the social aspect of the pandemic through two perspectives:  one is that of a repr

The supply of COVID-19 vaccines has improved, but has demand for it saturated in India?
Oct 20, 2021

The supply of COVID-19 vaccines has improved, but has demand for it saturated in India?

The government intends to vaccinate the entire adult population by 31st December, but the decreasing demand for vaccines signals a rough last lap to a

The trends shaping the post-COVID19 world
May 11, 2020

The trends shaping the post-COVID19 world

Six geopolitical lines will define the contours of the emerging global order

The urgent need to be prepared for the syndemic challenge of COVID-19 and malaria
Apr 25, 2021

The urgent need to be prepared for the syndemic challenge of COVID-19 and malaria

On World Malaria Day, we analyse the risks malaria endemic countries face with the twin challenge of both COVID-19 and malaria

The WHO report on death toll of COVID-19: Unpack the concepts, reset the discourse
May 12, 2022

The WHO report on death toll of COVID-19: Unpack the concepts, reset the discourse

Questions emerge as GOI dismisses the recently-released report by WHO: Are the COVID-19 death toll numbers fudged or is the WHO’s methodology flawed

The Xi Plan: The Political Factors Driving China’s COVID-19 Strategy
Dec 19, 2022

The Xi Plan: The Political Factors Driving China’s COVID-19 Strategy

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to promote a political model with centralisation and one-party rule at the core to achieve economic growth and stability. This brief assesses the extent to which the CCP’s policymaking mechanisms and internal politics have influenced China’s strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India: What lies ahead?
Jan 22, 2022

Third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India: What lies ahead?

India’s successful vaccination drive along with relevant revisions in its strategy have proved useful in the third wave

Three intelligence dictums recapitulated in the US’s COVID-19 surprise
Apr 29, 2020

Three intelligence dictums recapitulated in the US’s COVID-19 surprise

Where the stakes are high, political leaders have few incentives to take intelligence warnings seriously.

Timing is everything: COVID-19 caseload pattern and mitigation strategies in 4 US hot spots
Apr 14, 2020

Timing is everything: COVID-19 caseload pattern and mitigation strategies in 4 US hot spots

Even as states on the US East Coast and West Coast are banding together to figure out a reopening plan, new cases continue to overwhelm the US hospita

Too early to tell if BCG vaccine is our saviour in fight against COVID-19
Apr 21, 2020

Too early to tell if BCG vaccine is our saviour in fight against COVID-19

Until we know for sure if BCG — or any other drug or vaccine — is the antidote against COVID-19, testing, contact tracing and social distancing ar

Treading the unusual alliance between Big Tech and the government post-Covid-19
Oct 02, 2020

Treading the unusual alliance between Big Tech and the government post-Covid-19

No matter how dangerous it is to individual freedoms, government-Big Tech collaboration is necessary, both in times of crisis as well as normalcy as m

Trump takes (political) charge of COVID19 economic recovery
Aug 14, 2020

Trump takes (political) charge of COVID19 economic recovery

The US President’s invocation of executive powers to continue unemployment benefits, is simply a smokescreen for his election-year politicking

Trump’s politicisation of COVID-19
Mar 26, 2020

Trump’s politicisation of COVID-19

The US president is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to further the ‘America First’ agenda vis-à-vis China, Mexico and Iran