What can the world learn from
Kerala’s response to COVID-19?
Thursday 21 May 2020
Kerala, a state in southern India, is getting global recognition for its response to COVID-19. What makes Kerala stand out? What lessons can we learn from its policies, systems and institutions that have been able to respond to the specific needs of vulnerable groups? Soumya Kapoor Mehta participated as a panelist in a webinar organised by the World Bank on May 21, 2020 presenting critical insights on how a socially inclusive disaster response can pave the way for robust recovery and resilience.
Panellists included S M Vijayanand, Head, State Sixth Finance Commission; Mridul Eapen, Member, Kerala State Planning Board, Government of Kerala; and Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Head IWWAGE. John Roome, Regional Director, South Asia Sustainability Development; Balakrishna Menon Parameswaran, Lead Urban Specialist, South Asia Urban; Harjot Kaur, Senior Social Development Specialist, South Asia Region; and Louis Cord, Global Director Social Development, The World Bank were also present for the discussion.