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  • Project

    The impact of COVID-19 on Ethiopia’s industrial parks: A rapid review

    Over the past decade, the government of Ethiopia has pursued a strategy of labour-intensive industrialisation through export-oriented light manufacturing. The strategy is predicated on the use of low-cost labour as a source of competitive advantage within global value chains. For this purpose, the government has encouraged large-scale foreign direct investment (FDI) in the...

    23 Oct 2020 | Pramila Krishnan, Christian Meyer, Andualem Mengistu

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Firms in Ethiopia’s industrial parks: COVID-19 impacts, challenges, and government response

    23 Oct 2020 | Pramila Krishnan, Eduard Krkoska, Koen Maaskant, Andualem Mengistu, Christian Meyer

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Coping with COVID 19: Protecting lives, employment, and incomes in Myanmar

    The Government of Myanmar (GoM) is quite constrained in the extent to which it can provide effective and well-targeted economic support to workers, households, and businesses. Therefore, GoM should be very cautious of introducing health measures that have a large negative impact on economic activity, employment, and incomes. Short-term employment and labour...

    23 Oct 2020 | Emanuele Brancati, Paul Minoletti, Nilar Win, Aung Hein, Guillem Riambau

  • Project

    Policy options for Government of Myanmar to provide economic support to households in response to COVID-19

    Myanmar has already experienced significant economic impacts as a result of COVID-19, due to both domestic and international effects. Some areas of the economy have been particularly badly affected, such as tourism, manufacturing, and remittances. Going forward, there remains a high level of uncertainty about the development of the pandemic in Myanmar and around the world,...

    23 Oct 2020 | Emanuele Brancati, Paul Minoletti, Nilar Win, Aung Hein, Guillem Riambau

  • Publication - Project Report

    Coping with COVID-19: Protecting lives, employment, and incomes in Myanmar

    21 Oct 2020 | Emanuele Brancati, Paul Minoletti, Nilar Win, Aung Hein, Guillem Riambau

  • Blog post

    COVID-19 and informality in sub-Saharan Africa: Containing an economic crisis

    Containment measures prevent informal workers from sustaining an income. Policies that support the informal sector are required to prevent an economic crisis. Informal employment involves working arrangements that are not subject to the protection of national labour legislation, income taxation, or entitlement to social protection or certain other employment benefits (see...

    20 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Informality and COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

    The size, nature, and significance of the informal sector in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have important implications for how countries are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how policymakers can manage the ensuing socio-economic shocks. This policy brief discusses how informality complicates the implementation of COVID-19 containment measures. It addresses...

    20 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel, Michael Danquah, Camilla Sacchetto , Henry Telli

  • Blog post

    Reigniting economic growth after COVID-19 in Uganda

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic has come at an enormous cost to both developed and developing countries, and Uganda is no exception to this. Decisive policies to promote household and firm survival alongside longer-term planning for growth will be crucial to Uganda’s recovery. Early this year, the Government of Uganda took decisive action to limit the spread of COVID-19,...

    19 Oct 2020 | Priya Manwaring

  • Blog post

    Invest in energy access for a resilient recovery from COVID-19 in fragile environments

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many inequities, both within countries and across the world. The least developed countries and those affected by fragility and conflict have been particularly hard hit by the economic impacts of COVID-19, experiencing unprecedented declines in commodity prices and remittances and a collapse in earnings at the household, firm, and national...

    16 Oct 2020 | Sarah Logan

  • Blog post

    Poverty eradication in Mozambique: Progress and challenges amid COVID-19

    Poverty has improved over the past 20 years; however, the COVID-19 pandemic jeopardises the gains achieved, pushing people into extreme poverty. Mozambique achieved independence in 1975, but it was only after the end of the civil war in 1992 that it began to experience some economic progress. The number of people living in poverty in 1996-97 was about 12 million,...

    16 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel