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The COVID-19 Pandemic in the IGAD Region: Impact on the Health and Economy - Volume 1

The COVID crisis has cast its dark shadow in the IGAD region at the worst time as it came on top of problems of the weak or fragile states, lack of capacity, widespread poverty and food insecurity, conflicts, and the desert locust invasion. Many of …

Green Recovery and Green Jobs in Africa: The Case of Ghana

The Ghanaian economy experienced a positive growth trajectory over the past decade; however, the economic structure has not changed as the country continues to depend on natural resource extraction (gold and oil). This has had a significant negative…

Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment Prospects for Uganda's Youth in the Middle East

The brief examines the likely effects of COVID-19 on Uganda’s semi-skilled youth searching for employment opportunities in the Middle East. Ugandans employed as either semi-skilled or manual labourers in the Middle East increased from over 9,900 in …

Morocco Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Trust to Anxiety

The data presented in this Policy Brief focus on the Moroccan population’s perception of the Covid-19 pandemic and the public policies designed to curb it. These data are derived from a survey conducted by the Policy Center for the New South based o…

Le Maroc Face à la Pandémie COVID-19: De la Confiance à L’inquiétude / Morocco Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Trust to Anxiety

The data presented in this Policy Brief focus on the Moroccan population’s perception of the Covid-19 pandemic and the public policies designed to curb it. These data are derived from a survey conducted by the Policy Center for the New South based o…

Country Case Studies of the Impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan - Volume II

This review has addressed the impacts of COVID-19 on the Ethiopian health system with measures being taken based on the 8 pillars adopted from the WHO preparedness strategy with additional cross cutting issues. The country health strategy – HSTP is …

L’impasse Politique en RDC / The Political Impasse in DRC

At the outset, I think I should point out that the management of circumstantial political agreements is not usually a simple matter. In particular, in African states, most of which are still trying to establish solid democratic benchmarks, the coali…

COVID-19 and the Political Transition in South Sudan

The outbreak of the global pandemic, COVID-19, caught South Sudan in the middle of another political transition after six years of a civil war. The pandemic has had a tremendously negative impact on the political transition in the country. In more s…

The Day After Tomorrow: Africa's Battle with COVID-19 and the Road Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has been widely described as unforeseen, and a “black-swan event”. It is, however, nothing of the kind. Scientists had long warned the world about the eventuality of such a pandemic. It is therefore nothing short of a failure o…

The Impact of COVID-19 in Morocco: Macroeconomic, Sectoral and Regional Effects

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Moroccan economy hard, as elsewhere in the world. A collapse in external demand and a lockdown lasting more than three months have profoundly altered economic activity in Morocco, causing its first recession since 1…

Liberians Laud Government's COVID-19 Response but Claim Unfair Distribution of Relief Assistance

Liberia has won international praise for its response to the coronavirus. Perhaps drawing on its experience with the Ebola pandemic, the government moved early with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including screening at airports and a Sp…

L’impact du Covid-19 sur L’économie Sénégalaise: Une Perspective de Genre / The Impact of COVID-19 on the Senegalese Economy: A Gender Perspective

Like other African countries, Senegal has been hit by Covid-19 and has put in place measures to contain the epidemic. These measures impact men and women differently. To capture their effects on women's work, we use a computable general equilibrium …

Les Béninois Approuvent la Réponse Gouvernementale à la Pandémie de COVID-19 Mais Souhaitent une Assistance Plutôt Équitable / Beninese approve of Government Response to COVID-19 Pandemic but want more Equitable Assistance.

Since March 2020, the Beninese government has taken measures to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus. These measures, which are preventive in nature, consist of quarantining travelers or people who have been exposed to the risk of contamination, a…

Le Cameroun Face à la Menace COVID-19: Point de Situation / Cameroon and the COVID-19 Threat: Status Update

At a time when the world is experiencing a large-scale health crisis, psychosis is spreading through an increasingly worried population. The virus that caused the COVID-19 disease, appeared in China in November 2019, in the city of Wuhan. It now aff…

Impacts de la Covid-19 sur L’économie Marocaine: Un Premier Bilan / Impacts of Covid-19 on the Moroccan Economy: A First Assessment

The Moroccan economy is facing an extremely difficult and complex 2020. The crisis caused by the Covid-19 shock is unique, multi-faceted and fundamentally different from previous crises. It alters the manufacturing system by a dual shock of supply a…

Demography and COVID-19 in Africa: Evidence and Policy Responses to Safeguard the Demographic Dividend

The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused major health, social and economic upheavals that present an indispensable need for demographers and policy makers in Africa to consider the emergent evidence, the interaction betwee…

Conflict Trends Special Edition 2020: Silencing the Guns; Plant Trees not Bombs

The article “The guns requires a multi-pronged approach” by Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, the African Union high representative for silencing the guns in Africa is an edited version of a statement delivered by Ambassador Lamamra at the 36th Civil Soci…

A Test of Trust: Insights on South Africans' Views of the COVID-19 Vaccine from Public Opinion Data

South Africa has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1 million cases have been recorded, millions more have lost their livelihoods, and tens of thousands of people have succumbed to the disease. Scientific consensus suggests that vaccinat…

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Border Communities: The Case of Chipinge - Zimbabwe

This Policy and Practice Brief (PPB) discusses the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on border communities, principally in relation to border controls by governments and trans-border activities by community members living close to …

Zambians Approve of Government's COVID-19 Response Despite Questions about Aid, Vaccines

Zambia recorded its first COVID-19 case on 18 March 2020. A week later, President Edgar Lungu closed all schools and universities, restaurants (except on a take-away basis), nightclubs, cinemas, and gyms; limited public gatherings to less than 50 pe…

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