Tag: COVID-19

COVID19/REFUGEES – What we got wrong about COVID-19 and refugees (Jan Egeland, Al Jazeera)

The coronavirus has not yet decimated refugee camps or killed displaced people in significant numbers, as I and many others feared in March. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/12/18/what-we-got-wrong-about-covid-19-and-refugees

ASEAN/SOUTHEAST ASIA/COVID19/ECONOMIC RECOVERY – ASEAN’s perspective on economic recovery (Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit, Brookings)


SOUTHEAST ASIA/PANDEMIC/HUMAN RIGHTS – How COVID-19 infected human rights protection (Champa Patel, East Asia Forum)


MOROCCO/COVID19 – Policy and institutional responses to COVID-19 in the Middle East and North Africa: Morocco (Yasmina Abouzzohour, Brookings)


COVID19/GLOBAL TRADE/CHEMICALS – Why the global trade of chemicals is key to COVID-19 recovery (Fernando J. Gómez, Tobias Radel, WEF)

Chemical and materials are at the heart of responses to global shocks like the current pandemic. Their global availability must be secured for...

COVID19/VACCINATION/PRIVATE INVESTORS – Business has a big role to play in vaccinating the world (Ravi Kumar S., WEF)

The mass vaccination programmes launching around the world face a host of challenges that businesses can help to overcome. Large employers can help...

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES/COVID19 – COVID-19’s legacy of debt and debt service in developing countries (Homi Kharas and Meagan Dooley, Brookings)


LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION/GENDER GAP/COVID19 – COVID-19 widens gender gap in labor force participation in some but not other advanced economies (Simeon Djankov and Eva...

Despite some progress over recent decades in reducing the barriers women in the workforce face in job advancement and wage parity, discrimination in these...

CONFLICT ZONES/COVIS19 – Conflict zones and COVID-19’s impact on sexual and gender-based violence reporting (Griffith Asia Institute)


COVID19/INEQUALITIES – COVID-19 exposes need for radical policies to tackle inequality (Ben Phillips, Al Jazeera)

In the run-up to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris taking office on January 20, a key debate raging now is about what kind of...

PHILOSOPHY/COVID19 – How have philosophers responded to the pandemic? (Santiago Zabala, Al Jazeera)

In her message to mark World Philosophy Day 2020, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay underlined the exceptional nature of this year’s celebration. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/12/13/how-have-philosophers-responded-to-the-pandemic

COVID19/VACCINE – Why prudent people might avoid vaccinations (Leonard Goebel, Thomas Mayrhofer, Hendrik Schmitz, VOXEU)

Many people tend to avoid the worst outcome when making decisions – a concept known as ‘prudence’. This column presents results from an experimental...

WESTERN BALKANS/ORGANISED CRIME/COVID19 – The impact of COVID-19 on organised crime in the Western Balkans (IISS)

The fourth in a series analysing the ways COVID-19 is affecting stability across the world, this paper explores the impact on organised crime in...

GLOBAL HEALTH/COVID19 – 3 lessons from our immune systems on how to tackle COVID-19 (Eran Eden, WEF)

Do the solutions to the mysteries posed by COVID-19 lie within us? Image: Swiftsciencewriting / Pixabay Our immune systems can yield clues and insights on...

EXTREME POVERTY – This is how we can save millions of people from extreme poverty after COVID-19 (Douglas Broom, WEF)

The COVID-19 pandemic could push another 200 million people into extreme poverty. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake Millions more people could be pushed into extreme poverty by...