Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.10

24th July 2020
Author: Siân Herbert

This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID and other UK government departments to the latest evidence and opinions on Covid-19 (C19), to inform and support their responses. This week, features resources on: how C19 is affecting relations between the state and religious authorities in North Africa; how Trump’s “war on expertise” has negatively affected the US C19 response; how to understand South Korea’s successful C19 response as a response to lessons learned from MERS-CoV; empirical evidence on lockdowns and domestic violence in Argentina; and technological innovations that C19 is driving in West Africa. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including: the severe impact of C19 response measures on children and childhood development, with particularly vulnerable groups like unaccompanied children in conflict affected contexts, and the need for C19 child protection policy responses, including C19 responses focussing on girls.The summary uses two main sections – (1) literature: – this includes policy papers, academic articles, and long-form articles that go deeper than the typical blog; and (2) blogs & news articles. It is the result of one day of work, and is thus indicative but not comprehensive of all issues or publications.

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Suggested Citation

Herbert, S. (2020). COVID-19 Conflict and Governance Evidence Summary No.10. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


24th July 2020


Continent: Africa, Global

Country: Botswana, China, Colombia, South Korea