COVID-19 macroeconomic policy response in Africa

  • Funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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Grant number: 109532

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $1,115,325
  • Funder

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    South Africa, Africa
  • Lead Research Institution

    The South African Institute of International Affairs
  • 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

Many developing countries do not have sufficient financial, monetary, and social instruments for the necessary immediate and long-term responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This project aims to inform policy responses in Benin, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. It will generate evidence to support policymakers, specifically finance ministries, to promote equitable socioeconomic and sustainable environmental policies and interventions in the short and long- term. The project will also support peer learning and capacity building among targeted policymakers and policy think tanks for strong pandemic responses on fiscal and monetary measures, financing and programming options to support vulnerable groups, and rebuilding economies to be climate-resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.