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A Situational Analysis Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Irrigation Scheme Communities in Gweru and Mberengwa of the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe

Within a period of less than 10 days, Statutory Instrument 77 of 2020 had thrown into disarray plans and operations that most irrigation communities had in place. In such a short space of time the normal lives were impacted upon by factors beyond co…

COVID-19 and Food Security in Ethiopia: Do Social Protection Programs Protect?

We assess the impact of Ethiopia’s flagship social protection program, the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) on the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and nutrition security of households, mothers, and children. We use both pre-pand…

South Africa's Special COVID-19 Grant: A Brief Assessment of Coverage and Expenditure Dynamics

In response to the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the South African government expanded its system of social assistance through a short-term 6-month heterogeneous increase in all existing social grants. In addition though, the st…

Vaccine Nationalism in the Context of COVID-19: An Obstacle to the Containment of the Pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage and fuel much political and economic turmoil, a new scourge is crashing down on the world: Vaccine nationalism. As a testimony of the fragmentation of global public health and the erosion of multilateralism…

Nationalisme Vaccinal À L’ère de la Covid-19: Un Frein À L’endiguement de la Pandémie / Vaccine Nationalism in the Context of Covid-19: An Obstacle to the Containment of the Pandemic

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage and fuel much political and economic turmoil, a new scourge is crashing down on the world: Vaccine nationalism. As a testimony of the fragmentation of global public health and the erosion of multilateralism…

COVID-19 in Kenya: Indices on County Healthcare Capacity and Populations at Risk

The virus, COVID-19 is burdening an already strained healthcare system in Kenya. Under the 2010 Constitution and after the 2013 election, healthcare is one of the 14 functions that has been devolved to the newly formed 47 counties. County government…

Latin America's Uncoordinated Response in Tackling COVID-19

The response of Latin American countries to the COVID-19 pandemic has been nationalistic, uncoordinated and varied in terms of effectiveness. Unlike in Africa, where there has been a great deal of coordinated action by continental bodies charged wit…

US and Chinese COVID-19 Health Outreach to Africa and Latin America: A Comparison

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has arguably been worsened by the lack of a coordinated global response, driven in part by the tensions between the US and China. On a wider scale, the pandemic has also driven a nationalist turn that undercuts re…

The National Automotive Industry faced with the COVID-19: Should We be worried about the Impact on the Current Account?

The year 2020 is one of the most difficult years for the global automotive industry. The pandemic first appeared in a region of China known for its developed automotive sector. Initially, it was the South Asian manufacturers who first felt the imp…

Industrie Automobile Nationale Face À La Covid-19: Fautil Se Préoccuper De L’impact Sur Le Compte Courant ? / The National Automotive Industry Faced with the Covid-19: Should we be Worried about the Impact on the Current

The year 2020 is one of the most difficult years for the global automotive industry. The pandemic first appeared in a region of China known for its developed automotive sector. Initially, it was the South Asian manufacturers who first felt the imp…

Impact of COVID-19 in Central Sahel

This Policy Paper analyzes the impact of COVID-19 on Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso and highlights that COVID-19 is not a direct cause of disruption, but a major health crisis that adds to the existing humanitarian, security, and governance crises. Th…

Food Security in the Context of COVID-19: The Public Health Challenge. The Case of the Republic of South Africa

South Africa shows that being food self-sufficient is a far cry from being food secure when poverty is extensive, the majority of people suffer from the “quadruple burden of disease”, the economy is highly unequal, and when improving the quality of …

Regions Apart: How South Africa and Nigeria Responded to COVID-19

Africa reacted rapidly and collectively to COVID-19. The AU, under the chairmanship of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2020, mobilised health ministers before the first case was reported on the continent, predicated by fears the virus wou…

Drivers of Disparity: How Policy Responses to COVID-19 can Increase Inequalities

Countries across the world have deployed macroeconomic policies to address the negative economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown measures. However, these policies can have different outcomes for various segments of the …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Small-scale Farming, Food Security and Sovereignty in Africa: A Summary of Discussions among Key Stakeholders in Three Regional Economic Communities

COVID-19 has triggered the second biggest crisis in a decade, and possibly the worst recession ever, whilst many countries have not yet recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. These are unprecedented times that will dramatically increase inequalit…

In Angola's COVID 19 Fight, Trusted Religious and Traditional Leaders, Military can be Allies

As Angola continues under a “situation of public calamity” to limit the spread of the coronavirus, reliable information remains an essential tool in the fight to protect the country. Despite early lockdowns, the number of confirmed infections in the…

An Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, Perception, and Practice about COVID-19 among the Kenyan Population

The first COVID-19 case was reported in Kenya on 13 March 2020 and as of 16 September 2020 there were 36,205 cases, 23,243 recoveries and 624 deaths translating to a case fatality rate of 1.7%. The Ministry of Health through the National Emergency R…

Tackling COVID-19: Finding West Africa's Path

The days when COVID-19 was only a distant threat to West African countries are over. It is now evident that the virus is here to stay and must be addressed with practical responses that take into account the West African settings. Although, the infe…

The Effects of COVID-19 Containment Measures on Local Food Farmers in Delta State

Aside from the health/mortality effects of the pandemic in Nigeria, the seemingly clearer effect is the impact of the social distancing and lockdown measures on the economy. How people make a living and access markets is impacted by covid-19 across …

The Effects of COVID-19 Containment Measures on Local Food Marketing in Delta State, Nigeria

Aside from the health/mortality effects of the pandemic in Nigeria, the seemingly clearer effect is the impact of the social distancing and lockdown measures on the economy. How people make a living and access markets is impacted by covid-19 across …

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