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Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in Four African Countries

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Save the Children
Nov 18, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am

COVID-19 and the attempts to limit its spread have resulted in profound economic impacts and a significant contraction in the global economy is expected. This webinar will provide some of the first evidence on the socioeconomic impacts of and responses to the pandemic among households and individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa. To do so, reduced-form econometric methods are applied to longitudinal household survey data from Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda. This data originated from the pre-COVID-19 face-to-face household surveys that had been conducted under the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) initiative and from the novel monthly phone surveys that are implemented during the pandemic — partly with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development.