Mr Michael Gaffey, Director-General, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Director launched Development Studies Association Ireland's (DSAI) new book: ‘COVID-19, the Global South and the Pandemic’s Development Impact’ at an in person event in Dublin.
Edited by Gerard McCann, Nita Mishra and Pádraig Carmody, and published by Bristol University Press, the book is the second open access publication produced by DSAI association with Bristol University Press and their rapid response model supporting timely development dialogue as researcher, policy-maker and practitioners navigate the impacts of the global pandemic.
Following the 2020 publication 'COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts & Responses', two years on this book examines the unique implications of the pandemic in the Global South.
With international contributors from a variety of disciplines including health, economics and geography, the book investigates the pandemic’s effects on development, medicine, gender (in)equality and human rights, among other issues. Its analysis illuminates further subsequent crises of interconnection, a pervasive health provision crisis and a resulting rise in socioeconomic inequality and offers an urgent discourse on the ways in which the impact of COVID-19 can be mitigated in some of the most challenging socioeconomic contexts in the world.