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July 9, 2020

Published in an interview with the Institut de la Protection Sociale Européenne, (IPSE) analyst Esteban Tinoco discusses the main goals, challenges and experimentation with Universal Basic Income, particularly in light of the global health and economic crisis arising from COVID-19. He presents various cases where UBI has been tested, analyzing the positive results, as well as critiques, based on t...

July 2, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift shares a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with short-term work schemes and gender equality  – notably in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

The impact of COVID-19 on gender equality

An article on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality, by Monika Queisser, Willem Adema and Chris Clark (OECD)...

June 19, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with proposals and evolutions in the sustainable finance field and in climate change economic policy - notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

A report (in English) about climate physical risk and equity prices

By the International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

June 5, 2020

As the global health crisis continues to persist in the many countries around the world, this week’s Policy Shift news will look at institutional responses at the international, regional and local levels on the impact of Covid-19 toward immigrant and refugee populations. 

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International Organizations

At the international level, United Nation agen...

June 2, 2020

What have been the main economic impacts and responses of governments to the COVID-19 crisis? Why have these differed between advanced and developing countries? In the following note, Policy Shift will analyze the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as the common economic responses from governments, mainly based on podcasts and online conversations from different economists and int...

May 26, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with proposals and evolutions in the sustainable finance field and in climate change economic policy - notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

On Sustainable Finance

An article (in English) about climate-related risks, the Covid-19 pandemic and risk pr...

May 12, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with proposals and evolutions in the sustainable finance field and in climate change economic policy - notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

An energy policy paper (in English) about technologies and policies to decarbonize global industry through 2...

This week, Policy Shift will refer to some of the great thinkers of our times, to explore ways to get out of the COVID-19 crisis and consider various ideas of how to build a better world after the “storm” is over. Here we have gathered the key ideas of articles reflecting the thoughts of Bill Gates, Thomas Piketty, Yuval Noah Harari and Muhammad Yunus.

Image credit: Gabriel Bouys via Getty Images,...

May 6, 2020

Every week, Policy Shift will share a selection of recent articles and publications focused on public policy and innovation. This week's theme deals with work and green jobs issues – notably in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

The impact of Covid-19 on work

A working paper by the economist Cyprien Batut (in English or French) on the impact of Covid-19 on telework : telemigration, relocation, environnem...

May 4, 2020

Covid-19 represents both a health and a human crisis, leading us to question our society’s relationship with its environment and ecosystems, but also with one another. Dealing with this crisis requires the implementation of a coordinated, decisive and innovative policy response, bringing together a multitude of actors and stakeholders from the public and private sectors. Consequences of Covid-19 h...

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