Topic: Vulnerable communities

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How COVID-19 widened the gender research gap as women were left juggling caring and career duties

The first in a series of inequality-focused blogs by academics from the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) looks ...
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Gender inequality and COVID-19: why ‘building back better’ can’t just mean a return to pre-pandemic ‘normal’

If policymakers are serious about recovery, their strategies should seek to fundamentally redress the gendered effects of the crisis, writes ...

RESEARCH NOTES

How should we use algorithms to tackle, not widen, social inequalities as part of the COVID-19 recovery?

How should we use algorithms to tackle, not widen, social inequalities as part of the COVID-19 recovery?

The importance of algorithmic systems to our daily lives has grown rapidly during the pandemic. Used in the wrong way, ...
From Albania to Uzbekistan, how governments have used income support measures to protect people and jobs during COVID-19

From Albania to Uzbekistan, how governments have used income support measures to protect people and jobs during COVID-19

This global evidence scan compares how different countries have mitigated the negative economic repercussions of the pandemic using often-innovative income ...
The inequality of trust – and why addressing this issue is crucial to a meaningful recovery from COVID-19

The inequality of trust – and why addressing this issue is crucial to a meaningful recovery from COVID-19

What has the pandemic taught us about public trust in governance and the factors that erode trustworthiness? These are important ...
How are young adults being supported during COVID-19 and beyond? A global scan of policy responses

How are young adults being supported during COVID-19 and beyond? A global scan of policy responses

This research scan explores how governments around the world have tried to mitigate the pandemic’s negative repercussions on young adults ...
Garenin blackhouse village, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Dis-connected lives? COVID-19’s impact on rural Scottish communities – and what the future may hold for them

Philomena de Lima considers the many ways Scotland's remote communities have been affected by the pandemic, while offering her own ...
Illustration of inequality

COVID-19 has made the case for addressing inequality more compelling than ever. We cannot afford to ignore it

In a blog based on his new book Rescue, Ian Goldin writes that governments and businesses must now build on ...
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