The economic impact of Covid19 in Africa: Focus on Uganda



What is the current Covid-19 situation in Africa? According to the WHO, the number of Covid-19 related deaths on this continent is remarkably low, but can we trust these numbers? How does the pandemic and the policies to fight it affects the lives of normal people, the majority of whom live in rural areas? What is the effect on poverty, stress, and family life? How can governments and donors mitigate the negative impact on people’s livelihoods and personal wellbeing? Can cash grants be an effective tool?

In collaboration with BRAC Uganda, we have invited both practitioners and researchers to shed light on these questions, with a focus on the situation in Uganda.


Date and time (GMT + 1): December 4, 10:00-12:00



Contact coordinator Gabriela Saez (FAIR, NHH) if you have any further questions about the event (

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Meeting ID: 658 8465 1501
Passcode: 663324
  Introduction Kjetil Bjorvatn 
  Covid19 in Uganda: situation update and policy response Ronald Miria Ocaatre (Ministry of Health, Uganda) and Inshallah Franco (BRAC Uganda)
  On the impact  of the Covid-19 on households in rural Uganda Mahreen Mahmud (University of Exeter) and Emma Riley (Oxford)
  Cash against Covid: Evidence from Uganda  Lore Vandewalle  (Graduate Institute Geneva) and Selim Gulesci (Trinity College Dublin)
  The macroeconomics of pandemics in developing countries: An application to Uganda

Tillmann von Carnap (IIES)

  Discussion Munshi Suleiman (BRAC Uganda)
  Questions and comments 
Responsible: Kjetil Bjorvatn (