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The Effects of COVID-19 Containment Measures on the Welfare of Household Members and their Livelihoods 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 …

Mistreatment of Africans in China during the COVID-19 Outbreak: When Economic Interests Supersede all Others

There was a huge outcry when videos of mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou went viral on social media in April 2020. This was after authorities in Guangdong province introduced stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.…

Sustainable Resource Mobilisation to Strengthen Global Healthcare Interventions

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) ordinarily experience protracted epidemiological transitions – the dual burden of infection and chronic noncommunicable disease (NCD). The COVID-19 pandemic has left LMICs with a triple burden: pre-existent N…

How Technology can be Deployed to Scale-up Social Protection during COVID-19: The Case of South Africa, Nigeria and Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed serious flaws in advanced capitalism, as it no longer holds true that a thriving economy will ensure social well-being. Activist redistributive fiscal policies are as a result, increasingly being implemented to stab…

COVID-19 and E-Governance: Lessons from South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored global dependence on the Internet. In the face of travel restrictions and lockdowns, social media has emerged as a crucial factor in the maintenance of personal relationships, working environments and day-to-day…

Selective Review of Food Security Policy Worldwide: What can be Learned from International Experiences in Order to Shape Food Security Policy in Africa? Part II

Food security for all requires sustained productivity growth and competitiveness, not only of agriculture but of the entire economy; a social safety net; and resilience in the face of periodic shocks. This is the central message of this review. Two…

The Performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces in Uganda: Understanding the Dynamics and Functionality

This policy brief is a product of the assessment of the performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces (DTFs) in Uganda. This study on the performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces was conducted under the Local Government Council’s Scorecar…

The Performance of the COVID-19 District Task Forces in Uganda: Understanding the Dynamics and Functionality - Report

As the world is faced with the unprecedented challenges from COVID-19, the strain on many governments is extreme, and the impact on people all over the world continues to grow. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the social and economic stru…

Aviculture et Covid-19 au Sénégal: Situation et perspectives / Poultry farming and Covid-19 in Senegal: Situation and prospects

Based on the results of surveys and interviews with stakeholders, as well as the opinions of poultry experts, this briefing note describes the context for the revival of the poultry value chain and discusses the paradigms for its development induced…

What Kind of Post COVID-19 Recovery? Unpacking the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Reset 2021 Report

The global Covid-19 pandemic crisis is the gravest global disaster of modern times. Above all it is important to reflect on the sustainability of the mode of hyper globalization of the past three decades, which was witnessed through multiple interco…

SADC and the Abuja Declaration: Honouring the Pledge

In 2001, the African Union (AU) member states signed the Abuja Declaration, thereby pledging to allocate at least 15% of their national budgets each year to improving their healthcare systems. To this day, fulfilling this pledge has been a struggle …

Implication of COVID-19 for Peace and Security in the Lake Chad Basin Region

The Lake Chad Basin Region (LCBR), which basically consists of fringe territories in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, is notoriously fragile and highly unstable. The region is largely characterised by violent extremism and cross-border crimes. Wit…

COVID-19 Exposes the Contradictions of Social Media Taxes in Africa

The effectiveness of social media to reach a wide audience has made it a critical medium for many governments across Africa and beyond to provide reliable COVID-19 pandemic mitigation information to millions of people. In some African countries, th…

Mauritians Praise Government's COVID-19 Response but Suspect Corruption, Distrust Politicians

The day after Mauritius recorded its first three cases of coronavirus in March 2020, the government closed the country’s borders and announced a nationwide lockdown. Schools were closed, public transport services were limited, private vehicles were …

La COVID-19 au Togo: Les Citoyens sont Satisfaits de la Réponse du Gouvernement mais Sceptiques quant aux Vaccins / The COVID-19 in Togo: Citizens are Satisfied with the Government's Response but Sceptical about Vaccines

Togo confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 6, 2020 and has since recorded 6,933 cases with 85 deaths. To control the spread of the coronavirus on its soil, the Togolese government has taken a battery of security, health, social and economic …

Les Sénégalais Approuvent la Réponse Gouvernementale à la Pandémie de COVID-19 mais Restent Sceptiques vis-à-vis des Vaccins / Senegalese Approve of Government Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic but Remain Sceptical of Vaccines

The outbreak of COVID-19 in China in late 2019 has had significant health and socio-economic consequences in Senegal and around the world. To contain the shock of the health crisis, the State of Senegal has adopted a resilience plan. This plan inclu…

Optimising Agricultural Value Chains in Southern Africa After COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected global value chains (GVCs) by interrupting transport and logistics, supply and production dynamics, and demand and consumption patterns. These effects have also been felt in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) acr…

COVID-19 Compounds Historical Disparities and Extends the Digital Divide

The novel coronavirus has, in many ways, grossly affected the lives of people. In order to protect the health of the population and possibly curb the spread of the virus, countries around the world introduced containment measures including hard lock…

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Somalia: Experiences and Challenges in Fragile Context

The first case of the Novel Coronavirus (SARS Cov-2) in Somalia was confirmed on the 16th of March 2020, five days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease “a global pandemic”. As of 16 June 2021, Somalia reported 14,841 confir…

Investing in Health

Due to the shift from Sector Based to Programme Based Budgeting, the health sector lies under the Human Capital Development programme. The brief therefore assesses the contribution of the health sector to the new HCD programmes as articulated in the…

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