This year we hosted a webinar on two of our COVID-19 specific projects focusing on one of the worst-hit groups during the COVID-19 national lockdown in India: migrant workers.
Building on our ongoing remittances study, we, in collaboration with IDinsight, investigated if the remittance behaviors of female migrant workers at Shahi Exports, India’s largest exporter of garments, changed as a result of the lockdown.
The second study we focused on was our Misinformation study which aimed to identify the most effective mediums to spread the right information about COVID-19 and reduce anxiety faced by migrant workers.
Since our samples have low literacy, asymmetric or false information about a pandemic and resultant financial and mental stress become significant. Through this webinar, we delved into these aspects of COVID-19 with a focus on the impacts on migrant workers. The discussion also brought up challenges related to operating evaluations in the pandemic.