Milken Institute Analysis

Surprising resilience: DFIs take stock of their COVID-19 response

“Many DFIs focused on supporting their existing clients through the crisis rather than finding new clients. Investing has been more challenging, but concerns that their balance sheets would take a hit didn’t materialize, nor did the type of demand they expected for liquidity support.”

via Devex

Dr. Dennis Carroll: How Can We Prevent the Next Pandemic?

“The viruses that we do know are only those that have already caused great harm, but we know that that’s less than 1 percent of all the viruses that have that same potential. Those viruses are currently circulating in wildlife today. The next pandemic, the next epidemic virus already exists.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Esther Krofah: Vaccines, Variants, and Lessons for the Next Pandemic

Esther Krofah, executive director of FasterCures, talks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about the public health lessons learned so far from the COVID-19 pandemic.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

The Risks We See and Those We Don’t: A Heads-Up to African Countries

“No serious debt sustainability analysis, and indeed no pre-emptive re-profiling of external debt, is possible without transparency concerning loan agreements,” writes Prof. Danny Leipziger.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Sir Paul Collier: Rethinking Roles and Responsibilities for Africa’s Economic Recovery

Oxford Professor, Sir Paul Collier, discusses the macroeconomic shocks suffered by African economies and the approach needed to accelerate the recovery.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

In Return to Global Health Multilateralism, U.S. Joins COVAX at a Critical Moment

U.S. support for COVAX and other initiatives could prove to be critical in the global effort to end the devastation caused by COVID-19.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Africa: Economic Recovery and Transformation

How can African countries “build forward,” not build back, after COVID-19? Our panel of experts shares their thoughts on creating more resilient and more prosperous economies across the continent.

via Milken Institute

The Fiscal Response to COVID-19 from African Governments

“We examine the different fiscal stimulus measures African governments have deployed in an effort to combat the economic repercussions of this global pandemic.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Tackling COVID-19 in Nigeria: Health Tech Rising to the Challenge

“What is the role of the private sector in economic growth in Nigeria, especially when it comes to economic recovery and transformation after the pandemic?”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

What Should We Think of Rodrik’s Growth Ideas for Africa Today?

“It is worth considering what it would take for any of these strategies to work, and more crucially, whether the current pandemic and the global after-shock affect how they might be implemented.”

via COVID-19 Africa Watch