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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

COVID19 and the Changing Geopolitical Order: Challenges to BIMSTEC
Feb 05, 2021

COVID19 and the Changing Geopolitical Order: Challenges to BIMSTEC

This brief explores the post-COVID-19 geopolitical order and the challenges facing BIMSTEC in meeting the most pressing needs of its member countries. It argues that strengthening regional organisations such as BIMSTEC will add weight to the counterbalancing of China that is underway. The brief calls on BIMSTEC to shift its priority to sectors like Connectivity, Counterterrorism and Transnational Crimes, as well as upgrading Human Resource, for b

COVID19 and women’s self-help groups
Jul 31, 2020

COVID19 and women’s self-help groups

Women are the worst sufferers during pandemics; at the same time, they contribute the most during such difficult times.

COVID19 delays and Bernie Sanders’ belated exit riddle Joe Biden’s campaign
Apr 09, 2020

COVID19 delays and Bernie Sanders’ belated exit riddle Joe Biden’s campaign

Challenges mount for Joe Biden as the Democratic National Convention gets postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic and Trump sowed discord amongst Democr

Covid19 has sharpened great power politics
Apr 27, 2020

Covid19 has sharpened great power politics

Despite being irresponsible and concealing information, Beijing is reaping the dividends of the global disorder

COVID19 impact on India to be more than $40.9 billion in first quarter
Apr 13, 2020

COVID19 impact on India to be more than $40.9 billion in first quarter

Like any other country Indian economy is dealing with a once-in-a-lifetime tectonic disaster.

Covid19 influencing Begum Khaleda Zia’s release
Apr 04, 2020

Covid19 influencing Begum Khaleda Zia’s release

Given the uncertainties, it is early to predict a future of Bangladesh politics, especially the path it takes after Khaleda Zia's release.

COVID19 pandemic and Rohingya refugees
Apr 13, 2020

COVID19 pandemic and Rohingya refugees

Keeping the refugees and IDPs confined in the camps uninformed may be detrimental to effective enforcement of the authorities’ efforts and measures

COVID19 preparedness and response: Learning lessons for BIMSTEC
Apr 01, 2020

COVID19 preparedness and response: Learning lessons for BIMSTEC

ASEAN presents a very bright instance of how to deal with the situation that holds within itself the potential of being a great example for BIMSTEC.

COVID19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context
May 12, 2023

COVID19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context

The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is gaining ground in many parts of the world. This brief examines the challenges that India must hurdle to successfully manufacture and distribute a vaccine. It argues for a fair and equitable distribution of vaccine with an aim to save the maximum number of lives. It suggests a multi-parameter model based on age, co-morbidity, income and profession to justify one’s claim for vaccine. The imperative is to

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

Covid19 से उत्पन्न नए ग़रीब: लचीलापन लाने के लिए रणनीति
Dec 06, 2021

Covid19 से उत्पन्न नए ग़रीब: लचीलापन लाने के लिए रणनीति

सरकार को शिक्षा और रोज़गार जैसे उपायों में निवेश करने की �

Covid19 — Tech imperatives, reordering & readiness: Learnings from Taiwan
Mar 24, 2020

Covid19 — Tech imperatives, reordering & readiness: Learnings from Taiwan

Taiwan has emerged as among the few countries which have successfully managed to keep the contagion from spreading by putting in place effective early

COVID19: A wake-up call for urban social protection in India
Mar 20, 2020

COVID19: A wake-up call for urban social protection in India

Having an urban welfare strategy in place would have allowed the government to act immediately to support workers affected by the coronavirus shock. U