JDPR Vol.1 No.3 ( E-Copy)
Over the past year, India witnessed two waves of COVID-19, where the second wave unleashed brutal implications on all aspects of individual, familial, societal, economic and national life. With different mutations and variants of coronavirus emerging in different parts of the world, the pandemic threat continues to loom large. Quick development of vaccines and massive vaccination drives offer a silver lining. It is in this context that the hopes of easing of COVID-19 restrictions and unlocking of the various sectors of the economies lie.In light of the above, we are happy to present to the readers Issue 3 of Volume 1 of Journal of Development Policy Review (JDPR), a flagship journal of IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute. Itis divided into the following sections: Insights, Policy Perspectives, Special Articles, Young Voices and Report Review.The articles provide an in-depth analysis of the grassroots level realities, and makes room for further introspection and analysis in a pandemic-ridden world. These articles propose unbiased policy recommendations and addresses the underlying objectives of JDPR to demonstrate evidence and action-based research.We hope that the articles in this Issue would greatly benefit the social science research community and policymakers and also foster healthy deliberations of development policies and decisions in India and the world.We thank the Journal Advisory Board and Editorial Review Committee for their enthusiastic support for the Journal. We congratulate the authors for their insightful and well-researched articles. We also congratulate the JDPR Secretariat for their hard work and setting solid foundations of high editorial standards of the Journal. Lastly, we thank our publishers at IndraStra Global New York for joining us in our endeavor to disseminate the hard work of the contributors and editorial team to a larger audience.