PEP researchers in South Asia explored their countries’ policy responses to the Covid-19 crisis during a free webinar on September 30, 2020.
The event, entitled “Southern Countries' Response to COVID-19: Perspectives from PEP Researchers”, looked at evidence generation and use priorities as well as what has worked and what has been less successful since the outbreak of the pandemic.
During the webinar, the panelists discussed how PEP, and particularly PEP Research Fellows, may have contributed to policy research on the Covid-19 crisis and what more needs to be done amid a second or future waves of the pandemic. They sought to identify areas on which the research community—including PEP—should focus for future policy research on the Covid-19 crisis.
PEP hosted the webinar in collaboration with the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) in Bangladesh, the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in Sri Lanka, and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan.
The panelists were PEP Research Fellows Nisha Arunatilake (IPS) and Vaqar Ahmed (SDPI), as well as PEP researcher Selim Raihan (SANEM). PEP’s Executive Director, Prof. Jane Mariara, moderated the discussion.
This event was particularly relevant for researchers working on policy responses to the Covid-19 crisis in the Global South, government officers and advisors, and development partners.
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Introductory remarks by moderator
Moderated discussion with panelists
Round up by moderator
Closing remarks and vote of thanks
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