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Income, Poverty and Employment in the Era of Covid-19: Anti- and Post-crisis Social Protection Policies: International and Russian Experience

On June 4 and 5, 2020, the Institute for Social Policy hold the online two-day workshop on Covid-19 pandemic and social protection policies INCOME, POVERTY AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE ERA OF COVID-19: ANTI- AND POST-CRISIS SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICIES organized in partnership with the World Bank and the Financial Research Institute (NIFI).

Income, Poverty and Employment in the Era of Covid-19: Anti- and Post-crisis Social Protection Policies: International and Russian Experience

The first day inaugurated by Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, Renaud Seligmann, Country Director and Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, World Bank, and Vladimir Nazarov, Director, NIFI, and devoted to the international experience, gathered more than 100 people all over the world.

It heard World Bank leading experts namely Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for China, Mongolia and Korea, and the USA, and Nithin Umapathi, Senior Economist, Social Protection and Jobs, as well their colleagues Robert Joyce, Deputy Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, from the United Kingdom, Jerzy Bohdanowicz, Project Leader, Multi-Agency Project to the Further Integration of Foreigners in the Labor Market, Ministry of Labor of Germany and German Trade Union Confederation Germany, and Mark Blecher, Chief Director, Health and Social Development Department, National Treasury, from South Africa.

The second day inaugurated by Oxana Synyavskaya, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, HSE, and moderated by Olessya Feoktistova, Head, Social Finance Center, NIFI, Russia and Olga Voron, Counsellor to Vice Rector, Institute for Social Policy, HSE, and interested about 80 people, heard to the Russian Regions’ approaches namely those of Republics of Tatarstan, Komi and Altai as well the Region of Pskov.

Dmitri Bychkov, Leading Research Fellow, Social Finance Center, NIFI, Russia and Elena Gorina, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies of Income and Living Standards, Institute for Social Policy, HSE, joined the discussion as panelists.

Traditionally, the seminar was summed up by Lilia Ovcharova, HSE vice Rector.

Please refer to the Event Page for more information.