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Social protection, public works, livelihoods: India’s policy gaps in times of COVID-19

Basu, Srija (2021) Social protection, public works, livelihoods: India’s policy gaps in times of COVID-19. South Asia @ LSE (30 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Public Works Programmes (PWPs) and Social Protection as vital “safety nets” are discussed commonly for lessening the burden of poverty. Yet, these have not been adequately integrated in aspects of socio-economic development. India is testimony to the fact that in times of a pandemic, the impact triggered by a severed economy can colossally impair human development and thrust those vulnerable to the margins. When predicaments are recurrent and poverty is cyclical, it is imperative to remodel the idea of safety nets. A paradigm shift is required to reassess how these can facilitate improving livelihoods and mitigate the multidimensional impacts of poverty.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110121

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