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Building trust in public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic
Building trust in public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 10th, 2023

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Written by Jenny Lamb
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During the webinar you will hear the latest research findings from two research partners supported by the joint Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action's (IPA) "Governance, Crime and Conflict Initiative" (GCCI), funded by FCDO. In this webinar, we will explore the results, synthesis of findings, and recommendations of these studies for programmes and policies to build trust in public health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Slides available for download here:

Speakers included the following:

Introduction with an overview of why trust is important and IPAs research partnerships to unpack ‘trust’

Ricardo Morel, Program Director – Peace & Recovery, Innovations Poverty Action

Religious leaders compliance with state authority: Experimental evidence from COVID-19 in Pakistan

Kate Vyborny, Research Scientist, and Associate Director - DevLab at Duke University

Public trust, policing, and the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from an electoral authoritarian regime in Uganda
Travis Curtice, Assistant Professor, Drexel University

Discussion, question, and answer session:

How do you develop and maintain public trust during a pandemic? What successes and challenges have you encountered? What learnings can we extrapolate for future policies and programming during future disease outbreaks?

C-19 Hygiene Hub – Jenny Lamb, Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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