COVID-19 and Challenges for South Asian Economies
Webinar on “COVID-19 and Challenges for South Asian Economies” jointly hosted by the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), The Asia Foundation Bangladesh, Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS), Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).
South Asia, the world’s most populous region, remains vulnerable to COVID-19. The necessary protection measures are severely impacting economic activity and millions face poverty. Effective policies are essential to forestall the possibility of worse outcomes, and the necessary measures to reduce contagion and protect lives are an important investment in long-term human and economic health. Working together offers the best hope for the region to succeed. This event aims to discuss how South Asia can ramp up its response to tackle the pandemic and economic crisis.
Nadeem ul Haque, Vice-Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Selim Jahan, Former Director, Human Development Report, UNDP
Swarnim Waglé, Chairman, Institute for Integrated Development Studies
Ganeshan Wignaraja, Executive Director, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies
Chair and Moderator:
Sisira Jayasuriya, CDES