COVID-19 has been one of the most substantial challenges to human development in over a century. In a new publication, Qin Gao, Professor and Director of the Columbia China Center for Social Policy, joins a team of international interdisciplinary scholars to examine the impacts of COVID-19 and understand policy challenges using a capability framework.
As the Chinese government approaches its deadline for eradicating rural poverty by the end of 2020, Dr. Qin Gao, Professor and Columbia University’s founding director of the China Center for Social Policy, is a sought-after expert by various international media outlets. On June 25, Qin Gao was quoted in a feature report in the Financial Times that “the government is determined to achieve this goal. Since March, official publications have reaffirmed that it must happen by the end of the year.”