Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


COVID-19 and challenges for South Asian economies

Date : May 28, 2020 at 03:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)

South Asia, the world’s most populous region, remains vulnerable to COVID-19. The necessary protection measures are severely impacting economic activity and millions face poverty. Effective policies are essential to forestall the possibility of worse outcomes, and the necessary measures to reduce contagion and protect lives are an important investment in long-term human and economic health. Working together offers the best hope for the region to succeed. This event aims to discuss how South Asia can ramp up its response to tackle the pandemic and economic crisis.