Supported by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Covid Collective is based at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The Collective brings together the expertise of, UK and Southern based research partner organisations and offers a rapid social science research response to inform decision-making on some of the most pressing Covid-19 related development challenges.

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  • Synthesis of Work by the Covid Collective 

    Bolton, Laura (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03)
    Overview: This report looked across Covid Collective outputs and grouped findings into three sections. Section 2) Pandemic response; Section 3) Increased marginalisation; and Section 4) Emergent outcomes. Section 4 describes ...
  • Covid-19: Shaping the Nexus between State-Business Relations and Global Value Chains: The Case of Horticulture in Kenya 

    Thorpe, Jodie; Odame, Hannington; Quak, Evert-jan; Ayele, Seife (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-04-22)
    The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on global value chains has been topical of late, yet little work has been done to explore how interactions between value chain businesses and state actors, which we refer to as the ...
  • The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Myanmar 

    Ko Ko, Thant; May Oo, Khaing (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-04-21)
    In Myanmar, almost one in ten children are engaged in child labour and more than half of the working children are doing hazardous work. The Covid-19 pandemic and responses to it have far-reaching social and economic ...
  • Cambodia’s Covid-19 Response and Migrant Workers 

    Bunthea, Keo; Kasper, Eric; Chiang, Mina; Chen, Sharlene (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-04)
    As in many Southeast Asian countries, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and policies to limit its spread greatly disrupted Cambodia’s economy. Workers in Cambodia overwhelmingly operate in the informal sector and remittances ...
  • Livelihood Transitions of Women Workers During COVID-19: The Case of Domestic Workers in Dhaka 

    Huq, Lopita; Sultana, Razia; Ashravee, Firoza; Jahan, Nusrat (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2021-11-15)
    COVID-19 posed an impossible trade-off between lives and livelihoods across the world, especially for economically vulnerable people with limited or no fallback option. According to the International Labour Organization ...
  • Decolonising Knowledge for Development in the Covid-19 Era 

    Taylor, Peter; Tremblay, Crystal (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03)
    This Working Paper seeks to explore current and emerging framings of decolonising knowledge for development. It does this with the intent of helping to better understand the importance of diverse voices, knowledges, and ...
  • Covid-19: Tool of Conflict or Opportunity for Local Peace in Northwest Syria? 

    Beaujouan, Juline (Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), 2021-07)
    Despite early mitigation measures and a proactive stance, opposition governance institutions used the Covid-19 crisis as a political tool at the expense of relief. The opposition Syrian Interim government in northern ...
  • Disability, a Priority Area for Health Research in South Africa: an Analysis of the Burden of Disease Study 2017 

    Carpenter, Bradley; Nyirenda, Makandwe; Hanass-Hancock, Jill (Taylor & Francis Group, 2021-10-25)
    Purpose: Disabilities are increasing globally, which is attributed to the overall ageing of populations in affluent countries. This trend may differ in low and middle-income countries. This paper assesses the change over ...
  • Livelihood Transitions and Coping With Shocks: Women in the Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Sector Coping With COVID-19 

    Kabeer, Naila; Huq, Lopita; Aktar, Taslima; Al Mamun, Saklain; Alam, Afsana; Roy Nath, Shravasti; Sultana, Razia (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2022-01-03)
    One of the challenges that have been posed by COVID-19 is the trade-off between lives and livelihoods. The Financial Times once wrote about it as a macro-level issue in an article headed “The Covid-19 conundrum: lives ...
  • Livelihood Transitions of Women Workers During COVID-19: The Case of Domestic Workers in Dhaka 

    Kabeer, Naila; Huq, Lopita; Aktar, Taslima; Al Mamun, Saklain; Alam, Afsana; Roy Nath, Shravasti; Sultana, Razia (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2021-12-12)
    The paper draws on primary research into the conditions of domestic workers in Bangladesh and how they coped with the shocks and disruptions associated with COVID-19. We can see our research as a lens to view the lives and ...
  • Three New Estimates of India’s All-Cause Excess Mortality during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Anand, Abhishek; Sandefur, Justin; Subramanian, Arvind (Center for Global Development, 2021-07-20)
    India lacks an authoritative estimate of the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic. We report excess mortality estimates from three different data sources from the pandemic’s start through June 2021. First, extrapolation ...
  • Breathing Space: Vaccination Ceasefires in Armed Conflict 

    Russell, Ian; Wise, Laura; Badanjak, Sanja (Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP), 2021-09)
    In March 2020, as people worldwide grappled with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) called for a global ceasefire “to help create corridors for life-saving aid. To open precious ...
  • Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better 

    Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Salina Aziz, Syeda; Nahreen, Avia; Ul Hoque, Mahan; Osmani, S.R.; Siddiquee, M.S.H.; Sultan, Maheen; Jahan Antara, Iffat; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2021-07)
    COVID-19 has been an unprecedented stress test of health, social, economic, and political systems worldwide.i The State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020– 2021 report documents and analyzes how COVID-19 has been governed ...
  • Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better 

    Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Salina Aziz, Syeda; Nahreen, Avia; Ul Hoque, Mahan; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Jahan Antara, Iffat; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran (BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2021-07-27)
    As Bangladesh celebrates its 50th year of independence in 2021, it also faces an unprecedented health, social, and economic crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. A wave of the highly transmissible and deadly Delta ...
  • Pandemic Cleavages: Covid-19 and the South Sudanese Peace Process 

    Pospisil, Jan (Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), 2021-07)
    About: Roughly 15 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, it now becomes possible to analyse the impact the pandemic shock had on peace processes globally and assess its mid- and long-term consequences. This briefing investigates ...
  • Impact of Vietnam’s Covid-19 Response on Vulnerable Groups 

    Do, Thao Ngoc; Chiang, Mina; Kasper, Eric; Chen, Sharlene (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03-24)
    Our research shows how Vietnam’s Covid-19 policy response has influenced Vietnamese migrant workers and counter-trafficking work, particularly in border areas. Vietnam is a major labour exporter and is in the top ten ...
  • The Impact of Myanmar’s Response to Covid-19 on the Most Vulnerable 

    Chiang, Mina; Chen, Sharlene; Htun, Su Yin; Kasper, Eric (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-03-22)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption globally. Measures to stop the spread of the virus have been necessary, but their knock-on effects have disproportionately affected the most vulnerable. This briefing ...
  • Voices From The Margins Building Evidence For Inclusive Policy Responses To Covid-19 In Bangladesh 

    BRAC University (Brac University, 2022)
    Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) conducted a three round panel survey in order to draw empirical evidence from the marginalised community on their experiences with the Covid-19 pandemic. The household panel surveys focused ...
  • Literature Review to Support a Survey to Understand the Socio-economic, Wellbeing and Human Rights Related Experiences of People with Disabilities During Covid-19 Lockdown in South Africa 

    Hart, Tim; Wickenden, J Mary; Thompson, Stephen; Pienaar, Gary; Rubaba, Tinashe; Bohler-Muller, Narnia (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-02)
    COVID-19 pandemic and associated national responses have had ramifications for societies around the world, including South Africa. The marginalisation of people with disabilities is well documented in pre-COVID times, and ...
  • Policy and Programme Considerations to Address Education Challenges in Malawi Due to Covid-19 Disruptions 

    Lenhardt, Amanda (Institute of Development Studies, 2022-01-28)
    On 23 March 2020, the Malawi Government announced the closure of all schools to contain the spread of Covid-19. A gradual re-opening plan was announced and fully implemented in October 2020. Schools were then closed ...

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