The Impact of COVID-19 on African Civil Society Organizations

“The report presents a snapshot of the impact of COVID-19 on African CSOs, as well as the many ways that they are responding to the crisis while safeguarding their organizations. It also highlights opportunities that emerged from the crisis and crucial challenges which need to be addressed in support of the recovery and sustainability of African CSOs.”

via Epic Africa & AfricanNGOs

Accelerating Digital Transformation in Zambia: Digital Economy Diagnostic Report

“The Zambia Digital Economy Diagnostic, a new report developed by the World Bank, finds that Zambia is making significant strides towards the use of digital tools to achieve the social and economic transformation goals set forth in its Vision 2030.”

via World Bank

Predicted COVID-19 Fatality Rates Based on Age, Sex, Comorbidities, and Health System Capacity

“Accounting for differences in the distribution of age, sex, and relevant comorbidities yields substantial differences in the predicted IFR across 21 world regions, ranging from 0.11% in Western Sub-Saharan Africa to 1.07% for High Income Asia Pacific.”

via Center for Global Development

COVID-19 and poverty incidence, intensity, and severity in developing countries

“We conclude there could be increases in poverty of a substantial magnitude—up to 400 million new poor living under the $1.90 poverty line, over 500 million new poor living under the poverty lines of $3.20 and $5.50. Further, the global income shortfall below each poverty line could expand by up to 60 percent.”


The additional operational cost of conducting immunization campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Many immunization campaigns have been suspended to prevent increased COVID-19 transmission, but some campaigns will nevertheless need to go ahead, with additional precautionary measures in place to ensure the safety of health workers and the community.”

via Immunization Economics

The dearth of data

“The pandemic is spreading unevenly across Africa and officials warn of a growing number of hotspots threatening public health.”

via Africa Confidential

How Companies Can Utilize the Stock Exchange Post COVID-19 Pandemic

“The outbreak of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is inarguably becoming the most disruptive crisis the world has ever experienced since the Spanish flu of 1918 which is said to have infected a quarter of the world population at the time.”

via Botswana Stock Exchange

Nigeria in Times of COVID-19: Laying Foundations for a Strong Recovery

“The global spread of the pandemic and the subsequent collapse of international oil prices are destabilizing Nigeria’s macroeconomic balances.”

via World Bank

Majority of Malawians Fear They Will Go Hungry Due to COVID-19

“The majority of Malawians are not very worried about becoming infected with COVID-19… Malawians over 55 years old are the least likely to be very worried about becoming infected, even though they face the greatest risk from infection.”

via Institute of Public Opinion and Research (Malawi)

Policy Brief: COVID-19 and People on the Move

“COVID-19 leaves few lives and places untouched. But its impact is harshest for those groups who were already in vulnerable situations before the crisis. This is particularly true for many people on the move, such as migrants in irregular situations, migrant workers with precarious livelihoods, or working in the informal economy, victims of trafficking in persons as well as people fleeing their homes because of persecution, war, violence, human rights violations or disaster, whether within their own countries — internally displaced persons (IDPs) — or across international borders — refugees and asylum-seekers.”

via United Nations