Navigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic in Asia: State measures, grassroots responses and implications for recovery

Redento B. Recio, Kazi Nazrul Fattah, Nausheen H. Anwar, Noman Ahmed, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Michele Acuto, Ian Jayson Hecita, Shiva Nouri

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Abstract

This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explains how pandemic policies were framed and enforced in the five cities, how marginalised populations experienced and navigated the impacts of COVID-19 and state measures. It discusses the impact of COVID19 and lockdown measures on informal workers in Karachi. The book explains the role of welfare organisations played in providing food and rations. It identifies the gaps in social security schemes and the possible way forward to reform the social security provision to informal workers. The book discusses the measures taken by the government and non-government entities in Dhaka during the pandemic. It narrates how four local governments in Metro Manila-Caloocan, Manila, Pasig and Quezon City-operated in an environment of securitised pandemic response. The book ends with policy recommendations, highlighting the importance of secure workplaces for street vendors as a key agenda in Jakarta's post-COVID recovery strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOVID-19 and Informal Workers in Asian Cities
Subtitle of host publicationImpact, Response, and Implications for Urban Recovery
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Pages19-29
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003804062
ISBN (Print)9781032571553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

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© 2024 The right of Redento B. Recio, Kazi Nazrul Fattah, Nausheen H. Anwar, Noman Ahmed, Iderlina Mateo-Babiano, Michele Acuto, Ian Jayson Hecita and Shiva Nouri to be identified as the authors of the editorial material, and of the authors for their individual chapters, has been asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • citizen responses
  • COVID-19 impact
  • government policies
  • informal workers

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