African School of Economics

The COVID-19 pandemic and inequality: are Benin’s mitigation actions and strategies inclusive?

This study is part of our research programme Equity in COVID-19 and evaluates the differential impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Benin and assesses the measures and policies put in place by the Beninese’s government to fght against COVID-19.

Led by the African School of Economics.

About the research

This paper evaluates the differential impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic in Benin and assesses the measures and policies put in place by the Beninese’s government to fght against COVID-19. The study seeks to see how the different policies respond to differently affected socio economic groups, sectors and regions within Benin societies. The expected fnding is that the government’s measures respond appropriately to the differing extents to which various groups, regions and sectors are affected within the country.

Planned activities

  • Contacts with stakeholders: from August week 1 to September week 3.
  • Pre analysis plan: from August week 1 to September week 3.
  • Literature review: the frst three weeks of September.
  • Survey tools and CAPI designing: from August week 1 to October week 2.
  • Data quality checking preparation HFC: September week 3 to October week 1.
  • Data collection preparation and implementation: October week 2 to November week 1.
  • Cleaning and analysis: November week 1 to November week 3.
  • Reporting: from November week 4 to December week 2.
  • Publications and closure: December week 3 and 4.
Objectives

Answering the following questions:

  • What are the differential impacts caused by COVID-19 in various groups, sectors and regions in Benin?
  • What are the actions/strategies carried out by Benin’s government and its partners in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic management in Benin?
  • Are the actions and strategies effcient and effective? Do they take into account the way different groups, sectors and regions have been affected?
  • What are the best practices for better COVID-19 management?
Country focus
  • Benin