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The Evolving Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in Four African Countries

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  • Furbush,Ann
  • Josephson,Anna Leigh
  • Kilic,Talip
  • Michler,Jeffrey David

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The paper provides evidence on the evolving socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic among households in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, and Uganda. The data allow estimating the immediate economic impacts of the pandemic, beginning in April 2020, and tracking how the situation evolved through September 2020. Although households have started to see recovery in income, business revenues, and food security, the gains have been relatively modest. Additionally, households have received very little outside assistance and their ability to cope with shocks remains limited. School closures have created a vacuum in education delivery and school-aged children have struggled to receive education services remotely.

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  • Furbush,Ann & Josephson,Anna Leigh & Kilic,Talip & Michler,Jeffrey David, 2021. "The Evolving Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in Four African Countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 9556, The World Bank.
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    1. Brubaker, Joshua & Kilic, Talip & Kilic, Talip, 2021. "Representativeness of Individual-Level Data in COVID-19 Phone Surveys: Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa," 2021 Conference, August 17-31, 2021, Virtual 315175, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Gern, Klaus-Jürgen & Lück, Ole & Meuchelböck, Saskia, 2021. "Covid-19 in Africa and its impact on the economy," Kiel Policy Brief 158, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel).
    3. Edward Miguel & Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, 2021. "The Economics of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Poor Countries," NBER Working Papers 29339, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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