Covid-19 in Africa



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? 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 + 2): November 25, 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: 690 1002 7671
Passcode: 552067
  Introduction Kjetil Bjorvatn 
  TBA: The current Covid-19 situation in Uganda  
  On the impact  of the Covid-19 on households in rural Uganda Mahreen Mahmud and Emma Riley
  Cash against Covid: evidence from Uganda  Lore Vandewalle
  The macroeconomics of pandemics in developing countries: an application to Uganda Ingvild Almås and Tillmann von Carnap
Responsible: Kjetil Bjorvatn (