About Ritu VermaRitu Verma is a principal social development specialist at the Pacific Regional Department of the Asian Development Bank and a board member of the Land Portal Foundation. She has worked extensively in Asia and the Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa as an anthropologist of development.
By Ritu Verma. Posted December 4, 2020
The financial crisis of 2008 sent shock waves across the world as economies collapsed or were severely damaged or crippled. Since then, many other crises have ensued, covering issues including debt, finance, stock markets, the environment, natural disasters, society, social media, governance institutions, politics, the nation state, and, most recently, global health pandemics. In a rapidly changing world, the number and frequency of global crises have not slowed or decreased. Rather, such crises are mounting, accelerating, and recurring.
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