The first Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC) joint webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on forcibly displaced people in the Global South took place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale), Nandini Krishnan (World Bank), Dennis Egger (UC Berkeley), and Daniel Stein (IDinsight) shared early insights from phone surveys being carried out with refugee populations in Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh to explore the economic impact and longer-term implications of the pandemic. The event was moderated by Carson Christiano, CEGA Executive Director.

This webinar is part of the Berkeley Conversations Series, IPA’s RECOVR Webinar Series: Bringing Evidence to COVID-19 Policy Responses in the Global South, and the JDC’s Event Series on Forced Displacement. The next two webinars will take place in December and February (dates will be announced closer to the events).


Mushfiq Mobarak

Professor of Economics at Yale University

Dennis Egge

PhD student in Economics at UC Berkeley

Nandini Krishnan

Senior Economist, Poverty Global Practice,
World Bank

Dan Stein

Chief Economist at IDinsight