Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.16

4th September 2020
Author: Siân Herbert

This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) 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 to address C19 health risks during elections in Nigeria; the effects of a Universal Basic Income during C19 in rural Kenya; and the need to engage youth and youth groups in C19 responses to build back better and address intergeneration inequalities. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including the roles of non-government organisations in C19 responses; C19-related corruption, particularly involving state graft cases and medical procurement; and the unequal impacts of C19 on specific groups: children and sexual violence, attacks on health and aid workers; and border issues with migrants and displaced people. 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.16. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


4th September 2020


Continent: Africa, Asia, Global

Country: Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia