The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods in Africa

  • Funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Total publications:1 publications

Grant number: 109528

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $918,450
  • Funder

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Kenya, Africa
  • Lead Research Institution

    African Economic Research Consortium/Consortium pour la recherche économique en Afrique
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Economic impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

This project will undertake research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia. The goal is to inform evidence-based decision-making in the policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in these countries. The project will evaluate the impact of the pandemic on key macroeconomic indicators and on issues such as food security, malnutrition, and hunger. It will also examine gender-specific socio-economic impacts. The project aims to build the capacity of researchers and institutions for longer-term, sustainable policy changes that address root causes of the pandemic's unequal impact, including gender inequality. It also aims to build a network of stakeholders (individuals and policy, research, and practice institutions) that can continue to track the pandemic's impacts and design and advocate for practical solutions in the post-COVID era.

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