Volunteers deliver packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok, a private collective group, to the poor and disadvantaged in the Thai capital on April 2. Photo: AFP Volunteers deliver packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok, a private collective group, to the poor and disadvantaged in the Thai capital on April 2. Photo: AFP
Volunteers deliver packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok, a private collective group, to the poor and disadvantaged in the Thai capital on April 2. Photo: AFP
Iqbal Dhaliwal
Opinion

Opinion

Iqbal Dhaliwal and Samantha Friedlander

Coronavirus lockdown offers important lessons for global development

  • It is clear governments are the leading actors when it comes to containing disease, providing protection to the unemployed and alleviating poverty
  • We have to learn and adapt international development practices and research accordingly as this will not be the last crisis of its kind

Volunteers deliver packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok, a private collective group, to the poor and disadvantaged in the Thai capital on April 2. Photo: AFP Volunteers deliver packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok, a private collective group, to the poor and disadvantaged in the Thai capital on April 2. Photo: AFP
Volunteers deliver packages of food and supplies from Covid Relief Bangkok, a private collective group, to the poor and disadvantaged in the Thai capital on April 2. Photo: AFP
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Iqbal Dhaliwal

Iqbal Dhaliwal

Iqbal Dhaliwal is Global Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

Samantha Friedlander

Samantha Friedlander

Samantha Friedlander is a senior policy associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)