Giving Compass' Take:

• In this video, Kathryn Edwards, associate economist with the RAND Corporation, outlines how coronavirus is affecting employment and economic development in the United States, suggesting that unemployment insurance reform is necessary. 

• What challenges and barriers are workers and small businesses finding with unemployment insurance now? What changes need to be made? What role can donors play in supplementing resources and supporting workers and businesses? 

• Read how small businesses will survive through COVID-19. 

Kathryn Edwards, associate economist with the RAND Corporation, discusses the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the use of unemployment insurance (UI) to help businesses and workers during the crisis.

We do have a program in place, but it has to be reformed on the fly if it's going to be effective in today's economic climate.

Read the full article about economic impact by Kathryn A. Edwards at RAND.