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, 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 International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2021 13:04
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:39
DOI: 10.1057/s41287-020-00334-4

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