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  • Publication - Project Report

    The impact of COVID-19 on Amhara National Regional State’s economy (Final report)

    7 Jun 2021 | Getachew Abegaz, Seneshaw Beyene, Tilahun Emiru

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The impact of COVID-19 on Amhara National Regional State’s economy

    Since the first COVID-19 case in the Amhara National Regional State (ANRS) was detected on March 27, 2020, it has been feared that the virus would seriously damage the region’s economy. This study examines the impact of the pandemic on tourism and hotels, remittances, and government finance. It then conducts macro-level growth accounting and Social Accounting...

    7 Jun 2021 | Getachew Abegaz, Seneshaw Beyene, Tilahun Emiru

  • Publication - Project Report

    COVID-19 impact on Nigerian wholesale and retail trade

    The COVID-19 crisis has impacted wholesale and retail businesses in Nigeria and other developing countries in myriad ways for several months with lasting effects. The purpose of this research was to identify the effects of COVID-19 on traders' businesses in Lagos markets. Understanding the impact of the pandemic on MSMEs in the trading sector and the ways they adapt to it...

    7 Jun 2021 | Hakeem Bishi, Shelby Grossman, Meredith Startz

  • Blog post

    Cash transfers as COVID-19 relief: Evidence from Ghana

    Well-targeted mobile money transfer programmes can be an effective policy tool to smooth consumption during pandemics, especially among the neediest populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected economic activity and imperilled the livelihoods of people across the globe. Its effects on the poor in developing countries has been particularly severe, as these citizens are...

    7 Jun 2021 | Dean Karlan, Matt Lowe, Robert Darko Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Ben Roth, Chris Udry

  • Project

    Tracking the real-time effects of COVID-19 on savings and lending in Rwanda

    A growing and extensive literature has been tracking the economic effects of COVID-19 using real-time data coming mostly from private sector providers, looking mostly at mobility measures, labour market dynamics and consumption patterns (Chen et al. 2020; Chetty et al. 2020). However, this literature mostly focuses on the US and Europe, with much less available about the...

    4 Jun 2021 | JoséeLuis Peydro, Andrea Presbitero, Patrick Hitayezu, Franklin Allen

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Persuasion and public health: Evidence from an experiment with religious leaders during COVID-19 in Pakistan

    We use a Randomised Controlled Trial in Pakistan to test whether one-on-one engagement with community religious leaders can encourage them to instruct congregants to comply with public health guidelines when attending religious gatherings. Treated religious leaders are 25% more likely to tell a "mystery shopper" he must wear a mask to attend. Treatment effects are driven...

    3 Jun 2021 | Katherine Vyborny

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    Publication - Policy Brief

    Using online job portals to track the real-time impacts of COVID-19 in India

    A real-time assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy (and labour markets in particular) has been an important policy challenge, especially in low-income countries like India. We leverage real-time, high-frequency data on over 300,000 job postings from Shine.com, India’s second largest online job portal, to investigate the impact of lockdowns on the...

    2 Jun 2021 | Gaurav Chiplunkar , Erin Kelley, Gregory Lane

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Which jobs are lost during a lockdown? Evidence from vacancy postings in India

    1 Jun 2021 | Gaurav Chiplunkar , Erin Kelley, Gregory Lane

  • Blog post

    Money or power? Choosing COVID-19 aid in Kenya

    Participants in an experiment comparing demand for cash transfers and electricity subsidies in urban Kenya, overwhelmingly prefer cash given the proliferation of mobile money via platforms like M-PESA and preference for short-term liquidity. Conversely, in rural Kenya, slightly more respondents opted for electricity token transfers given that they face saving constraints...

    25 May 2021 | Edward Miguel, Kenneth Lee, Oliver Kim, Eric Hsu, Susanna Berkouwer

  • Publication - Project Report

    The resilience of informal labour markets

    This project studies labour relations in informal economies where there are no written contracts, employment benefits, or protection for workers. ‘Informality’ is a defining characteristic of labour markets in most developing countries, making the study of employment relationships and related policy challenges especially difficult due to the paucity of administrative...

    20 May 2021 | Vittorio Bassi, Tommaso Porzio, Ritwika Sen, Esau Tugume