Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.20

2nd October 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 C19 is undermining financial accountability, transparency and integrity; the secondary health impacts and appropriateness of C19 responses in low and middle-income countries; public support for combining tax transparency conditions with C19 bailouts; and the need for adaptive C19 governance responses. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including: rising hunger during C19; increasing authoritarian tendencies, and the risk that emergency powers will not be removed post-C19; and the risks posed to peacebuilding if aid budgets decline. 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.20. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


2nd October 2020


Continent: Global

Country: Belize, Brazil, Malawi, Uganda