Addressing the economic challenges of COVID-19 in developing countries.

New policy brief: The economic impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in sub-Saharan Africa 

The COVID-19 pandemic is now a global crisis, with the number of known cases climbing daily and hundreds of millions of people in lockdown.

As countries strive to support their people and public health systems, their economies are grinding to a halt. This will sow the seeds of an unprecedented global economic crisis. There is an urgent need for new evidence and research to improve our understanding of the economic crisis in developing countries and the appropriate policy responses. 

The IGC is committed to continuing working closely with developing country governments in these uncertain and difficult times on the specific economic challenges posed by the pandemic and will be producing research, blogs, videos, online events, and tools to aid policymakers with their responses to the social and economic facets of the crisis.

Our main policy guidance document for policymakers can be found here and IGC’s COVID-19 response strategy can be found here.

We will regularly be updating this page as we publish more content on COVID-19. 

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Past events

Videos and podcasts from our past events are available on the pages below:

Ideas for India article series