One crisis leads to another: Challenges and responses across emerging economies in the time of COVID
26 May 2020, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
Join the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) for the second instalment of our virtual event series, 'A global engagement series: Public purpose in the time of COVID-19' to discuss the unprecedented challenges posed to countries and their governments due to COVID-19 with leading experts Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Jayati Ghosh, Richard Kozul-Wright and Antonio Andreoni.
This event is free.
UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
The global pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to countries and their governments. Across emerging economies, governments have been dealing with the challenge of containing the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time avoiding the fast escalation of related social and economic crises, including access to food essentials, trade disruption, limited fiscal capacity and debt sustainability.
Have governments’ responses been effective so far? Are there specific government models and responses to learn from? What role are multilateral initiatives and international organisations playing? What are the medium to long-term risks for emerging countries?
This webinar explores these issues with a focus on emerging countries and the evolving policy responses at both national and international level.
Please note there are limited virtual seats available for this event. We will also be live-streaming the event on YouTube, so please follow IIPP on Twitter @IIPP_UCL where we will be sharing the YouTube link on the day of the event if you are unable to register for a ticket.
A recording will be available to watch online after the live event.
A global engagement series: Public purpose in the time of COVID-19
Hosted by the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), this virtual events series will ask the questions: What is ‘public purpose’ in the time of a global pandemic? What is the role of the State in shaping a social and economic recovery with a new directionality? Throughout the series, IIPP will be in conversation with leading global thinkers on today’s most pressing challenges, from the macroeconomic policy response to the effectiveness of different public governance solutions and civic engagement experimentation.
This series will also explore how to give public purpose to powerful digital technologies and rebuild more resilient economic systems and institutions, as well as what is needed across emerging economies to avoid spiralling into more debt and inequality.
The current global COVID-19 crisis is a wake-up call for a new public purpose which works for a more inclusive and sustainable global society.
Follow the conversation at #IIPPCOVID19
About the Speakers
Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
Executive Secretary at Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Alicia Bárcena Ibarra is the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). She had previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet to the former Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan. Prior to her time at ECLAC, Ms. Bárcena also served as Co-ordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Sustainable Development Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she was responsible for the Environmental Citizenship Project at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Ms. Bárcena has also taught and conducted research in the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico. She has published numerous articles on sustainable development, public policy, environmental issues and public participation.More about Alicia Bárcena Ibarra
Professor of Economics at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research has covered globalisation, international trade and finance, employment patterns in developing countries, macroeconomic policy, gender and development, and the implications of recent growth in China and India. Her contribution to these fields has been recognised through numerous prizes, including the M. Adisheshaiah Award for distinguished contributions to the social sciences in India in 2015, the International Labour Organisation’s Decent Work Research Prize in 2010 and the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences of the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo in 2010. Alongside her research, she has advised the Indian Government and a number of United Nations agencies. Since 2002, she has been the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS), an international network of heterodox development economists.More about Jayati Ghosh
Director of the Globalisation and Development Strategies Division at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Richard Kozul-Wright is Director of the Globalisation and Development Strategies Division in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge and has had articles published in the Economic Journal, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, The Journal of Development Studies and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. His latest book is The Resistible Rise of Market Fundamentalism (with Paul Rayment), and he was co-editor of Transforming Economies: Making industrial policy work for growth, jobs and development for the International Labour Organization (ILO).More about Richard Kozul-Wright
Antonio Andreoni (Chair)
Associate Professor in Industrial Economics at University College London (UCL) and Head of Research at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)
Antonio Andreoni is Associate Professor in Industrial Economics at University College London (UCL) and Head of Research at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). He is also Visiting Associate Professor in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, SARChI Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg. His work on industrial systems and innovation, development and governance, financialisation and corruption and industrial policy have appeared in leading international journals. These include the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Development and Change, the Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and Energy Policy. Antonio has also worked on research and policy issues for the World Bank, OECD, DFID, GIZ, UNIDO, UNCTAD, ILO, UNDP, UNECA, UNU-WIDER, and for governments in South Africa, Tanzania, Italy and the UK.More about Antonio Andreoni (Chair)