It is important to include women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex+ persons in the monitoring and accountability mechanisms of the government. A policy that is based on gender concerns and a gender-sensitive fiscal response to the ongoing health crisis as well as the period after that is the need of the hour.
Jashodhara Dasgupta and Sona Mitra (2020). A Gender-responsive Policy and Fiscal Response to the Pandemic. Economic & Political Weekly. 55(22).