India’s Policy Response to COVID-19 and the Gendered Impact on Urban Informal Workers in Delhi NCR: Thematic Brief 1: Pandemic and the Urban Governance Structures
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The report published by Center for Policy Research on urban governance during the pandemic looked at the jurisdictional coverage of various actors in the ecosystem in certain regions in the country, including Delhi, pointing out the need for resilient infrastructures and greater authority for local governance. It also highlighted the disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations like street vendors and migrant workers, delineating the need for special provisions addressing current and future challenges. The pandemic changed the contours of service delivery across the country, with structures rearranging themselves for an unprecedented crisis response. This section details a few key actors that played a role in the deployment of the Delhi NCR’s COVID-19 responses.