Speakers: Jayati Ghosh, Ruth Castel-Branco and Kate Philip
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated and brought into sharper focus existing inequalities in countries around the globe, with a devastating impact on the most vulnerable in society. Shortcomings in the capacity of states to provide urgent relief to their citizens as well as the ability of health systems to cope with the crisis and other long-term structural fault lines have been laid bare. This panel, the second of two on the economic and social impact of the pandemic, explores social policy responses to Covid-19 with lessons from southern Africa, India and elsewhere.
About the APORDE programme: APORDE is a two-week high-level annual seminar that brings together academics, policy-makers and civil society representatives to investigate economic development options. It is aimed at building capacity in the South, particularly in Africa and founded on the need to broaden perspectives on development thinking and policymaking.