Showing all Publications in Covid 19

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on SMEs and employment relationships in Uganda

    During 2020, governments in many developing countries introduced severe restrictions on economic activity and mobility to curb the spread of COVID-19. In Uganda, public transport and non-essential businesses were closed from early April to June 2020. This policy brief reports on the results from a phone survey of a representative sample of SMEs and their workers...

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

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    SMEs in Uganda: Profits and labour force shrink during COVID-19

    While the strict lockdown measures implemented in many developing countries aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they also risk increasing poverty and vulnerability by lowering economic activity. Uganda experienced some of the toughest lockdowns in the world. This policy brief presents key findings from a panel of over 1,600 smal and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

    6 May 2021 | Selim Gulesci, Francesco Loiacono, Andreas Madestam, Miri Stryjan

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    COVID-19 in slum communities of Patna and Bengaluru: Economic versus health impact

    This study examines the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns. We combine extensive baseline survey data (from 2016) with repeated phone interviews conducted July-November 2020 with 120 key informants in 20 slums each in Bengaluru and Patna. Our team has been studying slum communities in India for more than a decade....

    5 May 2021 | Anirudh Krishna, Emily Rains, Harlan Downs-Tepper

  • Publication - Project Report

    COVID-19, SMEs, and workers: Findings from Uganda

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are vital for the Ugandan economy, comprising over 90 % of the private sector (Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 2017). In this report, we present findings from a unique long panel of SMEs in Uganda, focusing in particular on changes in the trends following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Uganda experienced some of the strictest...

    23 Apr 2021 | Selim Gulesci, Francesco Loiacono, Andreas Madestam, Miri Stryjan

  • Publication - Project Report

    United Nations COVID-19 socio-economic response plan for Sierra Leone

    The proposal that emerges from this UN Socio-economic Response Plan (SERP) aims at supporting the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lives and livelihoods, while also attempting to deal with pre-existing and underlying conditions in the social and economic framework of the country.

    23 Apr 2021 | Wilbourne Showers , Brian Ganson

  • 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 - Project Report

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

    15 Apr 2021 | Derek Apell, Ameet Morjaria

  • 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

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    Engagement with local religious leaders to combat COVID-19 in Pakistan

    COVID-19 remains a threat for the Pakistani economy and health care system. In this environment, congregational prayers, including obligatory Friday prayers, present significant risks for transmission of the virus if not managed properly. This policy brief measures the impact of one-on-one engagement with local religious leadership on the compliance of public health...

    25 Mar 2021 | Maniha Aftab, Syed Uzair Junaid, Lala Rukh Khan, Katherine Vyborny