Original Analysis: COVID-19 Africa Watch

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.”

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Supporting Africa’s Small Businesses and Tackling Debt Sustainability during COVID-19: An Interview with Acha Leke

COVID-19 Africa Watch talks to McKinsey’s Chairman for the Africa region, Acha Leke, about government responses to COVID-19, the support needed for SMEs, and debt sustainability.

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Interview with Lionel Zinsou: Priorities for Private Sector Growth and Attracting Investment in a Post-Pandemic Africa

Lionel Zinsou, Founder and Managing Partner of SouthBridge and former Prime Minister of Benin talks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about opportunities for private sector growth and investment post-COVID-19.

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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?”

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Interview with K.Y. Amoako on Africa’s Economic Recovery and Transformation

COVID-19 Africa Watch speaks to K.Y. Amoako, President of the African Center for Economic Transformation, about the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the continent.

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Building Back a Better Africa: Intergenerational Co-leadership and the African Youth Front on Coronavirus

“Many countries are now starting to lift the lockdowns and relax the earlier stringent movement restrictions. The African Youth Front on Coronavirus believes that this is the best period to address the issues which were revealed as a result of the pandemic.”

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Interview with Aya Chebbi, African Union Youth Special Envoy

COVID-19 Africa Watch speaks to Aya Chebbi, African Union Special Envoy on Youth about the impacts of COVID-19 on youth across the continent.

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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.”

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The Impact of COVID-19 on African Civil Society Organizations

A new survey of over 1,000 African civil society organizations across 44 countries shows the profound impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the sector.

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Interview with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Investing in African Innovation and Entrepreneurship during COVID-19

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Founder & General Partner of Future Africa, speaks to COVID-19 Africa Watch about how the pandemic has changed the startup investment environment and what the opportunities might be for retail investors.

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