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  • Publication - Project Report

    Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable households in Bangladesh

    In order to understand the real-time impact of the pandemic on vulnerable households across Bangladesh, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in partnership with the Underprivileged Children’s Education Programme (UCEP), conducted a two rounds of surveys with parents across Bangladesh in July and December 2020. These are parents who had intended to enrol their children in...

    16 Apr 2021 | Emily Beam, Sohini Chaparala, Priya Mukherjee

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Real-time economic impacts of COVID-19 in Ghana

    To better inform policy decisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project collected high-frequency data and produced economic indicators in real-time during the crisis. We focused on two economic indicators: weekly urban employment statistics and monthly electricity usage. Employment statistics are calculated based on weekly online surveys and electricity...

    16 Apr 2021 | James Dzansi, Minki Kim, David Lagakos, Henry Telli

  • Publication - Project Report

    Monthly summary of the economic situation in Ghana

    This report primarily focuses on two main economic indicators: employment and electricity usage, drawn from weekly surveys of urban employment and monthly data on electricity distribution.

    16 Apr 2021 |

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Rwandan coffee exports during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for increased resilience

    The decade before the COVID-19 pandemic was characterised by significant improvement in the quality of Rwandan coffee and increased export revenues. To understand the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for the Rwandan coffee sector, the IGC (in collaboration with NAEB and CEPAR) conducted a survey of exporters between June and December 2020. The findings suggest...

    15 Apr 2021 | Derek Apell, Ameet Morjaria

  • Publication - Project Report

    Rwandan coffee exports during COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities for increased resilience

    15 Apr 2021 | Derek Apell, Ameet Morjaria

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Macroeconomic policy reform options for Sudan (ARABIC)

    14 Apr 2021 | Keith Jefferis

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Macroeconomic policy reform options for Sudan

    Sudan is in an unsustainable economic position with high and rising inflation, fiscal and balance of payments deficits and negative GDP growth. The situation needs urgent intervention to stabilise the economy and reverse the deterioration. One of the major causes of this instability is high and increasing subsidies, notably for fuel, which are unaffordable and are...

    14 Apr 2021 | Keith Jefferis

  • Publication - Project Report

    Households' attitudes towards school reopening during COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Evidence from phone surveys

    This report highlights key results from a phone survey of households in Addis Ababa and Oromia during the winter of 2020. Results focus on the ways in which labour market and educational outcomes were affected by COVID-19.

    13 Apr 2021 | Daniel Agness, Pascaline Dupas, Marcel Fafchamps, Tigabu Getahun, Eva Lestant

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Households’ attitudes towards schools reopening during COVID-19 in Ethiopia

    This policy brief reports on the findings from a phone survey focusing on educational outcomes and plans in Ethiopia and how they were affected by COVID-19. The survey was conducted with households living in Addis Ababa and neighbouring areas of Oromia in the fall of 2020. It documents how parents and children responded to the reopening of schools. Prior to...

    13 Apr 2021 | Girum Abebe, Daniel Agness, Pascaline Dupas, Marcel Fafchamps, Tigabu Getahun, Eva Lestant

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Export incentives and artisanal gold exports: Supplier level evidence from Ethiopia

    This study aims to evaluate the performance of the gold export sector in Ethiopia to identify the main challenges the sector is facing; to assess impacts of the incentive mechanisms the NBE avails to suppliers of gold; and to suggest policy recommendations to improve the performance of the sector.

    13 Apr 2021 | Kiflu Molla, Tewodros Makonnen Gebrewolde