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A recently released study conducted by a team of Yale university academics in the field of economics presents a grim picture of the realities surrounding labour mobility, wages, remittance, and food security. The study conducted through a collection of large sample data across 90 villages in Kailali and Kanchanpur undoubtedly provides much needed empirical evidence related to the effect of COVID-19 on the rural poor. The relative decrease in the total hours spent in income-generating work for prime-age workers, the onslaught of food insecurity well before the arrival of lean season, the decrease in receipt of remittance all substantiate claims made with regards to poverty levels post COVID-19. Continue Reading