Pandemic perspectives: Why different voices and views matter
This launch of the new IDS Bulletin – Pandemic Perspectives: Why Different Voices and Views Matter – features the issue editors and article contributors speaking about the issue. They will discuss how this issue draws on experiences from the social science research projects around the world supported by the Covid Collective and provides concrete examples of how researchers have demonstrated innovation and adaptation in a range of contexts.
This Bulletin subsequently offers insights for research and provides potential directions for policy and decision-making around research prioritisation, funding, and support. It concludes that research supported by the Covid Collective is providing useful insights for ‘doing development research differently’, which in turn provides real hope for research to help transform knowledge and transform lives. Lessons will continue to be learned and, ultimately may also be an important contribution in ongoing efforts to the significant, critical agenda around decolonising development knowledge.
Welcome – Peter Taylor, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Director of Covid Collective
Introduction to the Bulletin – Paul Knipe, INTRAC
Hear from the Authors:
Imran Matin, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development
Orzala Nemat, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
Kate Lines, Consultant and Honorary Research Fellow at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
Jill Hanass-Hancock, South African Medical Research Council
Shandana Kahn Mohmand, IDS
Andrea Ordóñez, Southern Voice
Q&A, open to all
Final thoughts – Peter Taylor, IDS