In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have come up with multi-pronged strategies to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus. These interventions are necessary, especially considering that the rampant spread of the virus has not just weakened the health sector, but also adversely affected the social and economic status of the world’s population.
In Pakistan, the Punjab government’s response to this unprecedented crisis resulted in a framework called the Responsive Investment for Social Protection and Economic Stimulus (RISE). Looking at the province’s public investment strategies in various areas, this session will focus on how strategic planning and inclusive budgeting processes can lead to mitigating some of the risks for the populations impacted.
To learn more, watch the thirty-fourth session of LUMS Live: Policy Interventions for COVID-19. Our distinguished panelists included Mr. Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh, Ms. Sarah Cooper, Dr. Mohammad Usman Khan, and Dr. S. M. Turab Hussain.