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A new report from TrackVia shows that the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders have created a number of critical gaps in work processes.

India is beset with a perfect storm of shocks. The COVID-19 public health emergency has led to an unprecedented, months’ long lockdown of 1.3 billion citizens, which has displaced millions of migrant workers, put the economy under severe stress and stretched administrative capacity.

A recent study commissioned by the government and funded by the European Union, and conducted by experts from different institutions, with me as the leader, focused on the potential contribution of redistributive land reform to employment creation.

Several important reforms have already been enacted to realize this goal in the first year of Modi 2.0 Government. A massive cut in corporate taxes making India one of the most competitive economies in the world, big disinvestment announcements, Labour Code reforms, Public Sector Banks consolidation and continued success of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code are just some of the path-breaking reforms undertaken by the government since May 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been voted back to power with an enhanced mandate in the General Elections held in April-May 2019.

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world of work upside down. It is having a dramatic effect on the jobs, livelihoods and well-being of workers and their families and on enterprises across the globe, particularly the small and medium sized.

India’s cultural heritage and, inparticular, its archaeological and built heritage is unparalleled in the world.

This note describes the key challenges facing the health, livelihoods, and mobility of internal and international migrants and their families due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The international statistics community has continued to work together, in partnership with national statistical offices and systems around the world, to ensure that the best quality data and statistics are available to support decision making during and after the current crisis.

Presentation of details of 5th Tranche announced by Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19. Rs 40,000 crores increase in allocation for MGNREGS to provide employment boost. Public Expenditure on Health will be increased.

The African Union Commission through the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) and the Directorate of the Citizen and Diaspora Organizations (CIDO) launched the African approach of the Regional Consultation on the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) alongside the United Arab Emirates; the chair of the GFMD for 2020.

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