COVID-19 as a Capability Crisis: Using the Capability Framework to Understand Policy Challenges

Paul Anand, Bob Ferrer, Qin Gao, Ricardo Nogales, Ellaine Unterhalter

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This policy forum shows how the policy challenges arising from COVID-19 can be understood by drawing on core concepts from the capability approach developed by Sen and others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Human Development and Capabilities
StatePublished - 2020


  • Capability approach
  • Covid 19
  • Human development
  • Inequalities
  • Public deliberation
  • Rationality
  • Sen
  • Social protection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development

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