This page is dedicated to sharing knowledge on how the coronavirus pandemic and related interventions are likely to affect development programmes and the livelihoods of people in Africa.
The world is currently facing many insecurities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has…
Enough time has passed to identify exemplary performers and those who are struggling, though longer term outcomes are still unknown and to some degree malleable.
The deep interconnection between livelihoods, social protection, and food and wellbeing security must be considered more explicitly in forming policies for recovery and longer term resilience.
Possible COVID-19 implications on researchers conducting studies in youth employment domain during the pandemic.
This edition of INCLUDE’s COVID-19 news item reflects on how social protection plays an important role in the immediate response as well as longer-term strategies to reduce poverty and inequality and to mitigate against the impacts of future crises.
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to have long-lasting social, cultural, economic and political impacts on the whole of societies, including young people, as highlighted by the UN Secretary General’s Report “Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity”.
There is an urgent need to create new jobs in addition to maintaining existing ones, and to support and strengthen programs for skills development among Africa’s youth.
How current policy trends and practices will affect socioeconomic inequalities (both between and within countries), and what can be done to support the poorest and most vulnerable.
How are agri-food systems across the world affected by COVID-19 through restrictions in production, demand, trade and transportation?
"Given a very strong reinforcement and reawakening by COVID-19 about global interconnectedness, policies must be globally coordinated both at the health and economic levels."
‘World leaders call for an urgent debt moratorium and unprecedented health and economic aid packages’
This report analyses how the pandemic has affected the funding, operations and roles of CSOs in Africa.
There is not a single African COVID-19 trajectory, but rather multiple, distinct risk profiles. Recognizing this can facilitate a better understanding of and response to the pandemic threat in Africa.
The COVID-19 pandemic is testing health care and disaster management systems of countries and the agility of policy responses to effectively handle a public health catastrophe.
This policy brief explores the impact of COVID-19 on employment and livelihoods in developing countries, across and along value chains.
Think up new principles to guide the policies made by African governments in response to the COVID-19 crisis; establish durable alliances between progressive and concerned intellectuals to support better – innovative, responsive, and ethical – government in Africa.
As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy, not only the health…
While measures may have contributed to the successful reining in of the virus, those same restrictions have hit business operations hard.
The slowdown of international trade and importation of goods has stimulated local innovation in a new and even surprising way.
A rapid assessment of the effects of COVID-19 by Hivos East Africa shows that high food prices and loss of income are the major concerns for women working on flower farms in Kenya.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to address existing gender inequalities through social protection.
Public health measures that slow down the transmission of the virus should be continued and efforts to prevent transmission to rural areas should be prioritized.
Zimbabwe’s experience, like elsewhere in Africa, raises questions as to the costs of a heavy-handed lockdown, particularly on the poor and marginalised.
Should Africa blindly copy pandemic containment measures from other continents?
Reflecting on economic impacts that will originate in the demand-side and supply-side shocks related to the pandemic and policy responses to it, including lockdowns.