Where do the public stand on aid and global poverty in the midst of Covid-19?

This is a free webinar where you'll get the latest insights on British audience engagement in the current crisis from the Development Engagement Lab's latest research.

The Development Engagement Lab is back to provide a free update of their latest communications insights around the British public’s attitudes and engagement with aid in the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by a lively discussion with participants.
This webinar will cover:

  • Nine months into the Covid-19 crisis, what is the public attitude toward aid and global poverty? Are they donating less? Are they engaging differently?
  • Inequality: Has the British public’s understanding and awareness of racial, gender, age and other forms of inequality changed over the course of the pandemic?
  • ‘Building Back Better:’ How is the new ethos for the Covid-19 recovery resonating with the public, as it applies to aid and development? What language and framings work, and what are the public’s priorities? 
  • Trusted sources of information: Who do the public trust for news and information about the Covid-19 pandemic? Have international institutions fallen out of favour?


This webinar will run on Wednesday 9 December from 15:00 - 16:30 UK time.



Molly Anders
Development Engagement Lab

Molly Anders is the research impact and engagement Lead and the interim partner consultant at Development Engagement Lab.

David Hudson
University of Birmingham

David Hudson is Professor of Politics and Development in the University of Birmingham’s International Development Department.