The development impacts of COVID-19 at home and abroad: Politics and implications of government action

Henson, Spencer, Kambhampati, Uma, Mogues, Tewodaj, Olsen, Wendy, Prowse, Martin ORCID:, Ramos, Paul, Rand, John, Rasiah, Rasjah, Roelen, Keetie, Tiessen, Rebecca and Yap, Fiona (2020) The development impacts of COVID-19 at home and abroad: Politics and implications of government action. European Journal of Development Research, 32 (5). pp. 1339-1352. ISSN 0957-8811

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What is COVID-19’s impact on development? What lessons can be drawn from development studies regarding the effects of and recovery from COVID-19? The unprecedented scale and scope of government interventions carry implications at all levels: global, national, and local. In this introduction, our team of Editors underline the importance of systematic substantive study to further knowledge acquisition, and rigorous global-, national-, or context-specific evaluation to inform evidence-based policymaking. The 12 articles summarised here capture these values and sense of “high quality”. In particular, despite early considerations in the first year of the pan- demic, they illuminate the need for diverse responses beyond business-as-usual, attention to the multiplicity of impact of policies formulated, and progressive strate- gies to counteract the impacts of this disaster around the world. The path of future research is clear: studies need to consider and give voice to marginalised groups to counteract the short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19,corona virus,development,pandemic,policy,geography, planning and development,development ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 13:04
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2023 09:30
DOI: 10.1057/s41287-020-00334-4


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