Mark Lowcock, USG/ERC joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

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This episode of CGD Conversations on COVID-19 and Development has been aired on Tuesday, April 28 at 12pm ET. 

Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, joins CGD President Masood Ahmed to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in fragile states and refugee communities. Mr. Lowcock is responsible for the oversight of all emergencies requiring United Nations humanitarian assistance and is convening, through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, principals from humanitarian agencies and NGOs to agree on coordinated response measures.

CGD Conversations on COVID-19 and Development: In this series, CGD President Masood Ahmed discusses the economic and development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with policymakers and thought-leaders in the development community. They cover a variety of topics ranging from the adoption of pandemic response strategies for low-income and fragile countries, to how best the international community can help governments, to private sector impact and how DFIs can help.