COVID-19 in South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan [Audio]
Published June 22, 2020
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    Speaker(s): Tania Aidrus, Yamini Aiyar, Professor Jishnu Das, Professor Mushfiq Mobarak | This podcast will explore how governments in South Asia are tackling COVID-19 and will focus specifically on Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. South Asia is home to a quarter of humanity and its policy response to COVID-19 matters for the world but there are markedly different views on the policy response in South Asia. The panelists will discuss what can be learned from the South Asian experience and the challenges that lie ahead for the region. Tania Aidrus (@taidrus) is Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Digital Pakistan. Yamini Aiyar (@AiyarYamini) is President and Chief Executive of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi. Yamini is a TED fellow and a founding member of the International Experts Panel of the Open Government Partnership. Jishnu Das is Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Jishnu’s work focuses on health and education in low and middle-income countries, with an emphasis on social markets, or common, but complex, conflagrations of public and private education and health providers operating in a small geographical space. Mushfiq Mobarak (@mushfiq_econ) is Professor of Economics at Yale University with concurrent appointments in the School of Management and in the Department of Economics. Mobarak is the founder and faculty director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). Adnan Khan (@adnanqk) is Professor in Practice at LSE's School of Public Policy. Before joining the School of Public Policy and STICERD, Professor Khan served as Research and Policy Director at the International Growth Centre at the LSE for ten years. The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. The International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. The South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE) harnesses LSE's research & academic focus on Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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