COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the health and economies of countries all over the world. Some of the hardest hit have been low-income informal sector workers.  This event will discuss the impacts the global pandemic has had so far, how they can be mitigated and the longer-term implications for the informal sector.  And as countries begin to look ahead to rebuilding their economies, are there any opportunities for positive change?

Join the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) online event to hear from our panel of speakers and discuss the issues with them. Register here.


  • Vanessa van den Boogaard, Research Fellow, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) at IDS and Senior Research Associate, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto
  • Stephen Devereux, Research Fellow, IDS
  • Max Gallien, Research Fellow at International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) at IDS
  • Amrita Saha, Research Fellow, IDS
  • Hina Shaikh, Country Economist, International Growth Center, Pakistan

Chair: Peter Taylor, Director of Research, IDS

Event Details
Past Event
15 July 2020
14:00 - 15:00
University of Sussex, Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, UK