On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Since 2002 she has been the Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS); she is also a Founding Trustee of the Economic Research Foundation. She has received the NordSud Prize for Social Sciences 2010 of the Italian Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, and was awarded the ILO Decent Work Research Prize in 2010. She has authored several books and more than one hundred scholarly articles.