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PhD candidate Mohammad Ferdosi co-authors think piece for UNESCO’s Inclusive Policy Lab

Mr. Ferdosi and his collaborators wrote about their research on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot

Mar 02, 2022

McMaster University researchers from the Department of Political Science and the School of Labour Studies have published a think piece about their research on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot for the Inclusive Policy Lab (IPL) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The IPL works on knowledge crowdsourcing and its translation into inequality-reducing policies for UNESCO. It includes more than 2400 members and 1000 experts from knowledge communities and the public sector, including policy makers. It is primarily concerned with connecting research and data to policy on the ground. One of the central issues within UNESCO has been post-COVID equitable and inclusive recovery and there has been a surge in interest amongst their stakeholders and members in basic income.

The IPL invited researchers Mohammad Ferdosi, Tom McDowell, Wayne Lewchuk and Stephanie Ross to write about their findings on the socio-economic impacts of the Ontario basic income within this context of post-COVID reset.

Their think piece is accessible at