This dossier is developed for our network and others to navigate the COVID-19 information overload. Here, we bring together contributions –both new and existing– that are particularly useful for the development sector; sharing perspectives that offer a different angle and go beyond immediate responses to this crisis.
In the context of COVID-19, the number of returnees from Iran to Afghanistan, including many children, has exploded. Running from the virus that is wreaking havoc in Iran, these minors have to reintegrate in their homeland where other challenges await.
How civil society could play a key role in creating new perspectives for the people who are hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Intensification is not necessarily the solution – less intensive production systems produce less waste, as do localised food systems, making it easier to ensure food reaches those in need.
Shifting government support away from fossil infrastructure during the post-pandemic recovery may successfully tackle the climate emergency.
In a time where food security, shelter and health are threatened by the coronavirus, protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights is often neglected. Stories and lessons from Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.
We are, in short, fair-weather democrats. The reason seems our distorted view of policy, science, and politics. This article therefore presents three arguments why this crisis demands more, not less democracy.