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TitleAssessing the Economic Impact Of COVID-19 and Policy Responses In Sub-Saharan Africa
AuthorThe World Bank
SubjectCOVID 19
Date of Publication2020
PublisherThe World Bank
Number of Pages136 pages
Geographical CoverageAfrica
KeywordsCOVID 19 Pandemic, Economic Analysis
AbstractGrowth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly economic update for the region. The Pulse authors recommend that African policymakers focus on saving lives and protecting livelihoods by focusing on strengthening health systems and taking quick actions to minimize disruptions in food supply chains. They also recommend implementing social protection programs, including cash transfers, food distribution and fee waivers, to support citizens, especially those working in the informal sector.
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