WIDER webinar series – Between a rock and a hard place: poverty and COVID-19 in developing countries
The strict containment practices demanded by the Covid-19 pandemic are difficult to achieve in low-income countries, as large parts of the population are forced to continue income-generating activities to escape extreme poverty or hunger.
This work uses regional mobility to work and poverty rates across 241 regions of 9 countries from Latin America and Africa to assess the trade-off between poverty and a higher risk of catching COVID-19.
The speaker will be Olivier Bargain, Professor of Economics at the University of Bordeaux and member of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’.
The discussant for this webinar will be UNU-WIDER Research Associate Amina Ebrahim. She will share insights on South African experience with poverty and COVID-19.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday 7th July at 16:00. Please visit the UNU-WIDER website for more information on how to register.
The WIDER Webinar Series provides a platform to discuss COVID-19 and its effect on development and impact on the Global South. The webinars feature speakers renowned for their work on development issues, presenting new research on the implications they foresee of COVID-19.