“We look at mobility data from Google to see how effective four East African countries have been in reducing social interaction in line with the kind of suppression strategies health experts were recommending at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
About the authors
Mark Hong works with the Bureau of the Treasury of the Philippines, focusing on the country’s capital market development reforms and the national government’s funding and debt management strategies. He was part of the Fall 2019 class of the IFC -Milken Institute Capital Markets Program.
John Schellhase is an Associate Director for Global Market Development at the Milken Institute.
COVID-19 Africa Watch tracks major developments and policy announcements from across the continent and also offers a curated selection of analysis on how the pandemic will impact African economies and development efforts. The site is a project of the Milken Institute’s Global Market Development Practice.
The views and opinions expressed in this publication are solely those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of COVID-19 Africa Watch or any affiliated organization.