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COVID-19 macroeconomic policy response in Africa

Many developing countries do not have sufficient financial, monetary, and social instruments for the necessary immediate and long-term responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This project aims to inform policy responses in Benin, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. It will generate evidence to support policymakers, specifically finance ministries, to promote equitable socioeconomic and sustainable environmental policies and interventions in the short and long- term. The project will also support peer learning and capacity building among targeted policymakers and policy think tanks for strong pandemic responses on fiscal and monetary measures, financing and programming options to support vulnerable groups, and rebuilding economies to be climate-resilient, sustainable, and inclusive.

Project ID
109532
Project Status
Active
Duration
36 months
IDRC Officer
Bhim Adhikari
Total Funding
CA$ 1,487,100.00
Location
Benin
Nigeria
Senegal
South of Sahara
Tanzania
Uganda
Programs
Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Governance and Justice
Institution Country
South Africa
Project Leader
Palesa Shipalana
Institution
The South African Institute of International Affairs