GovAsia – From Hanoi to Hyderabad
This issue of GovAsia looks at the multidimensional impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in eight cities across Asia. It draws on research conducted between October 2020 and April 2021, in partnership with Kore Global, that focused on the perspectives and experiences of those who receive the fewest benefits of urbanization due to a range of intersecting marginalized identities and experiences, such as their gender, ethnic identity, low remuneration levels, and insecure employment status. We explore the drivers of current inequalities before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, which will likely contribute to future and more rapidly growing inequalities. We hope to encourage government officials and development practitioners to look beyond reductive economic indicators and apply a multidimensional lens to better recognize and address the pandemic’s impacts on human and financial capital and capacity, now and in the future.