Mitigating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and promoting post-pandemic resilience in Uganda

This project will examine the policies, measures, and strategies to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on households and small and medium-sized enterprises. It will also look at the interventions required to re-activate resilience of the Ugandan economy post-COVID-19. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, it will examine how the pandemic has affected business operations, the coping mechanisms businesses have adopted, and the support they require. The study will generate country-specific data and evidence-based research on the immediate, short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of the pandemic, mitigation measures, and policy responses. The findings will feed directly into ongoing policy processes to find solutions to the problems caused by the pandemic in Uganda.

Project ID

109529

Project status

Active

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Paul Okwi

Total funding

CA$ 648,900

Countries

Uganda

Program

Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Ibrahim Kasirye

Institution

Economic Policy Research Centre

Institution Country

Uganda

Institution Website

http://www.imul.com/EPRC/