COVID-19 Wage Support in the Formal Sector

“The immediate goal in the lockdown must be to ensure that a temporary problem does not become permanent – through needless permanent alienation from work or business, fiscal and/or financial instability, severe destitution, social instability, destruction of sections of economic activity and similar.”

via COVID-19 Economic Ideas

COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens

“Delayed and cancelled flights, increased freight costs and a huge fall in demand have brought the flower trade to a virtual standstill, and some flower farms in Kenya have already gone out of business since lockdown began.”

via World Bank

Finding Africa’s path: Shaping bold solutions to save lives and livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis

“The number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Africa, at about 15,000 on April 14, is still relatively small, but it is growing fast. The continent has far fewer doctors, hospital beds, and ventilators per capita than any other region. A health crisis of significant proportions looms unless containment measures succeed… On the economic front, the crisis in jobs and livelihoods could be even greater.”

via McKinsey & Company

Ghanaians’ acceptance of security-related restrictions faces test with COVID-19 lockdown

“In late 2019, before ‘threat to public security’ would have brought to mind a virus, most respondents in a national Afrobarometer survey said they would accept restrictions on their freedom of movement, such as curfews and roadblocks, if public safety were threatened. Residents of Greater Accra and Ashanti are the first to put this willingness to the test.”

via Afrobarometer