Africa’s Pulse: Assessing the Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Policy Responses in Sub-Saharan Africa

“Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks. Economic growth is projected to decline from 2.4 percent in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1 percent in 2020, the first recession in the region in 25 years… African countries will require financial assistance from their development partners–including COVID-19 related multilateral assistance and a debt service stand-still with official bilateral creditors.”

via World Bank