Covid-19: Analysis of Impact and Relief Measures

This page archives information on Covid-19 related studies and efforts being conducted by Azim Premji University as well as partner institutions, Civil Society Organisations, academic institutions, and individuals. We also compile studies carried out by other institutions or organisations for ease of reference. Please click on links below for further information.


Articles and reports assessing pandemic impact
बजट में कोरोना से निपटने की तैयारियों के साथ इससे हुए नुकसान से लोगों को उबारने का करें उपाय
Jagran, Jan 13, 2022
Author: Mrinalini Jha
Covid-19 and the Informalisation of India’s Salaried Workers
The India Forum, Jan 03, 2022
Authors: Rosa Abraham and Amit Basole
Covid-19 and India’s youth workforce
Hindustan Times, Dec 16, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham
How household incomes were affected by Covid
Hindustan Times, Dec 15, 2021
Authors: Mrinalini Jha
State of Working India 2021: One Year of Covid-19
Azim Premji University Report
Authors: Amit Basole, Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti, Surbhi Kesar, Mrinalini Jha, Paaritosh Nath,
Radhicka Kapoor, S Nelson Mandela, Anand Shrivastava, Zico Dasgupta, Gaurav Gupta,
Rajendran Narayanan
Surviving Covid second wave: Cash support of Rs 15,000 per family a possible solution?
Business Standard, May 19, 2021
Authors: Amit Basole and Rosa Abraham
Second COVID Wave To Hit Jobs, Economy Harder
IndiaSpend, May 19, 2021
Authors: Amit Basole and Rosa Abraham
गरीबों को मदद से ही सुधरेगी अर्थव्यवस्था: तहस-नहस अर्थव्यवस्था और बर्बादी के कगार पर खड़े लोग एक ही सिक्के के दो पहलू हैं
Dainik Jagran, May 17, 2021
Authors: Mrinalini Jha and Amit Basole
It is getting from bad to worse for women workers
The Hindu, May 17, 2021
Authors: Amit Basole and Rosa Abraham
1 year of Covid and the way forward
Hindustan Times, May 05, 2021
Author: Rosa Abraham
Reviving Employment and Livelihoods in India: Covid-19 and After
Confederation of Indian Industries and Azim Premji University Report
Author: Amit Basole
Pandemic, informality, and vulnerability: impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in India
Canadian Journal of Development Economics,
Authors: Surbhi Kesar, Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti, Paaritosh Nath and Amit Basole
Down and Out? The Gendered Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on India’s Labour Market
CSE Working Paper #40, February, 2021 (forthcoming in Economia Politica)
Authors: Rosa Abraham, Amit Basole and Surbhi Kesar
Also see: A podcast with Rosa Abraham and coverage of this research in Bloomberg Quint and Times of India.
Labour, Livelihoods, and Employment in the 2021–22 Union Budget
Economic and Political Weekly, Feb 27, 2021
Author: Amit Basole
The Budget does not help those facing hunger, unemployment and loss of educational opportunities
Frontline, Feb 26, 2021
Authors: Rahul Lahoti and Surbhi Kesar
A Budget that doubly punishes victims of the pandemic
Frontline, Feb 26, 2021
Author: Zico Dasgupta 
The poorest have been worst hit by pandemic
Hindustan Times, Jan 29, 2021
Authors: Paaritosh Nath, S. Nelson Mandela and Aishwarya Gawali 
Have the labour markets recovered post-lockdown?
Hindustan Times, Jan 26, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham and Amit Basole
सबसे बड़ा सवाल: महिलाओं और युवाओं पर पड़ी लॉकडाउन की ज्यादा मार? Sandeep Chaudhary के साथ
Research reported in Sabse Bada Sawal on News24, Jan 23, 2021
The Impossible Trinity Facing Budget 2021-22
Hindustan Times, Jan 23, 2021
Author: Zico Dasgupta
Budget 2021: As Inequalities Widen, What Should Be India’s Policy Approach?
Bloomberg Quint, Jan 19, 2021 interview
Ira Dugal speaks with Arjun Jayadev, Amit Basole, and Rajendran Narayanan.
Pandemic Effect: 9 Months On, More Younger Workers Remain Jobless
India Spend, Jan 20, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham, Amit Basole, and Surbhi Kesar.
See our working paper for a detailed analysis.
What 2020 did to India’s inequality?
Mint, Jan 19, 2021
Authors: Rahul Lahoti , Mrinalini Jha , and Amit Basole.
Experts call for a spending boost.
Mint, Dec 30, 2021
Article by Shreya Nandi from Mint, based on panel discussions with Rosa Abraham (Senior Fellow, Azim Premji Unierversity), Jyotsna Jha (Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bengaluru), Ashutosh Gupta (India country manager, LinkedIn), and Manish Sabharwal (Chairman, Teamlease Services).


Database of COVID Impact Surveys

This Google spreadsheet compiles key features Covid surveys. If you represent one of the organisations that has carried out a survey and want to add or edit the information displayed, please contact us at A Google spreadsheet version that allows sorting can be found here.