In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Anusha Madhusudhan spoke to Michael Sheldrick, co-founder of Global Citizen. Sheldrick spoke about his experience with anti-poverty campaigns in India, making governments accountable, and how technology has revolutionised policymaking.
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There is an urgent need to understand human behaviour to aid policymaking. Why do people refuse to wear masks? Why do they insist on leaving their homes despite no urgent requirement? Behavioural insights can help governments nudge people towards socially desirable behaviour.
Even with rapid testing and trials, a vaccine against COVID-19 will only be available by the end of this year or by next year. But the next 12-18 months will be critical for countries. They must prepare themselves for an extensive immunization program.