Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.22

16th 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 Colombian gangs have responded to C19; how Bangladesh’s C19 response has been shaped by state capacity and state-citizen relations; a brief outlining how C19 is shaping violent non-state actors in each world region; and urgent policy responses to target rising domestic violence under C19. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including: social protection gaps in C19 responses; changing levels of trust in government related to C19 responses (in Timor-Leste); and analysis of the impact, challenges and achievements of lockdown (in South Africa). 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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Herbert, S. (2020). COVID-19 Conflict and Governance Evidence Summary No.22. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


16th October 2020


Continent: Asia, Global, South America

Country: Bangladesh, Colombia, Philippines, Zambia