Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) unites researchers who are interested in the business, economic and social problems affecting the developing world and the environment and sustainability more broadly.

In 2021, CDES hosted workshops with global experts to address the huge economic and social ramifications of the pandemic and the priorities for the evolving policy response, especially in, but not limited to, developing countries. Topics covered included exploring the economic and health sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and why COVID-19 is creating an unequal global recovery. In addition Monash hosted Nobel Laureate Economist Professor Ester Duflo, who shared lessons learned on preventative health behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic.