Simulations and field experiments of policy responses and interventions to promote inclusive adaptation to and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

  • Funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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Grant number: 109527

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $902,100
  • Funder

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Kenya, Africa
  • Lead Research Institution

    Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Social impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Not Applicable

  • Vulnerable Population

    Not applicable

  • Occupations of Interest

    Not applicable

Abstract

This project aims to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national economies and determine the effectiveness of current and potential policy responses in 11 developing countries around the world. It will analyze factors such as sectoral/total production, employment, trade, etc. on national economies, and particularly on household poverty/inequality. It will simulate the impacts of socio-economic policy responses during the lockdown, reopening, and recovery phases and develop a policy simulation model that local researchers and government officials may use to address other policy challenges during and after the current project, and to support governments in the design of effective policy responses. It will also identify general lessons to guide policies in other developing countries.