Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.24

30th October 2020
Author: Siân Herbert

This 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. From this week onwards this summary will be fortnightly, not weekly. This week, features resources on: how to adapt programming to be conflict-sensitive in a public health emergency; and how C19 is shaping protest in northeast India, conflict in Myanmar’s Kachin State, and (along with online technologies) conflict in Southeast Asia. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including: the gendered impacts of C19 (related to livelihoods, and to protection and health); how C19 is exacerbating fragility; and how to mitigate authoritarian tendencies (through sunset clauses). 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.

Suggested Citation

Herbert, S. (2020). COVID-19 Conflict and Governance Evidence Summary No.24. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


30th October 2020


Continent: Asia, Global

Country: Chile, India, Myanmar, Slovenia