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COVID-19 Crisis in Africa

An ETH Zurich Development Economics Group research project.

COVID-19 Crisis in Africa
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Due to widespread poverty and lack of infrastructure in many countries throughout sub-​Saharan Africa, social-​distancing measures and hand-​washing guidelines, as recommended by the World Health Organization to slow down COVID-​19 infection rates, might prove difficult to enforce.

Using household survey data for more than 30 low-​ and middle-​income countries in sub-​Saharan Africa, we study the preparedness of countries in Africa to respond to the COVID-​19 crisis. We focus particular attention on readiness metrics related to social distancing measures, health infrastructure, and hygiene guidelines, as well the impact of the crisis on household wellbeing.

Learn more about the project and its publications