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As economies around the world are hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, basic income as a means to guarantee social protection has become a more mainstream concept. Spain is set to pay a basic income to millions of the country’s poorest households after cabinet approval in May. With other countries around the world considering similar policies, including some in the Asia-Pacific, it will be useful for citizens and public-sector officials to understand the key elements and debates surrounding these policies.
In this APO Productivity Talk, we’ve invited India’s leading expert on basic income, Dr. Sarath Davala, to explore the principles and practical applications of basic income as a policy response to economic crisis.
Click here to watch.