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Sussex Development Lectures

Covid-19 and development: governance and trust

15 October 2020 17:00–18:00

The pandemic is in many ways a crisis of governance. Its mitigation is determined by the nature of policy responses by leaders and governments, and the challenge of building back better will require governments to collect revenue more equitably, and to spend it more inclusively and accountably. But most governments around the world have limited state capacity to respond in these ways, leading to growing concerns about the impact of decision-making processes around Covid-19 on levels of trust between people and governments.

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Shandana Khan Mohmand, in conversation with Ali Cheema, talk about current governance challenges, they will look at the case of Pakistan and talk about the types of efforts that need to be at the forefront of building back better efforts in emerging democracies.

This event is part of the Sussex Development Lecture series on Covid-19 and development – building back better?

Sussex Development Lectures are jointly run by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the School of Global Studies , the Science Policy and Research Unit (SPRU) and the Centre for International Education (CIE), based at the University of Sussex.

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