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Poverty in the time of Corona: Short-term Effects of Economic Slowdown and Policy Responses through Social Protection

2020-08-25T13:08:38+06:00June 25th, 2020|

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at a virtual seminar on Wednesday estimated that about 1.64 crore people already became new poor in the country due the ongoing COVID-19 pendemic. Due to the shutdown induced by COVID-19, the number of new poor increased by at least 9 percentage points to 29.4 per cent from 20 per cent, BIDS researcher Binayak Sen said in his paper on ‘Poverty in the Time of Corona: Short-term Effects and Policy Responses’.

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