Anir Chowdhury is on the frontline of the Bangladeshi’s Government COVID-19 response. Mr. Chowdhury is the Policy Advisor of UNDP, USAID and the Gates Foundation-supported “a2i – innovate for all” Programme.

He tells us how government gets things done fast, how some pre-COVID investments by government are turning out to be a lifeline for deploying national programmes, and how the Bangladesh government is assembling a safety net for 5 million people in two weeks.