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Policy in Pandemics......the latest episodes of our thought-provoking podcast

Our international development podcast that discusses the global impact of Covid-19. We talk to economists, practitioners and policymakers across the world to get their insights on how nations are navigating the recovery.

In the first episode of the new series of our Policy in Pandemics podcast, our Chief Economist (Acting), Stevan Lee talks to Selim Raihan, Professor of Economics at the University of Dhaka and Executive Director at SANEM, about the economic impacts of the Covid-19 crisis in Bangladesh – and the Government’s response.

OPMglobal · Policy In Pandemics: Covid in Bangladesh…what the government did - and didn’t do

In episode two, Stevan explores the economic impact of Covid-19 in Kenya with economists Wangari Muikia and John Nyangi.

OPMglobal · Policy in Pandemics: Kenya

Stevan chats to public finance expert Nohman Ishtiaq in the third episode, highlighting the story of Covid-19 in Pakistan and the complex route to a position where the Government’s policy options might be rather limited.

OPMglobal · Policy in Pandemics: Pakistan

Listen and subscribe to the whole series on SoundCloud, SpotifyApple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts

Stevan Lee

Principal Economist

OPM United Kingdom

Stevan Lee has extensive in-country advisory experience, including a nine-year residency in African countries and in the Middle East. He has spent a large part of his career working with academics – getting academic work into a useful form for policy advice with the UK Department for International Development and the World Bank.