Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.25

13th November 2020
Author: Siân Herbert

This fortnightly 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 summary features resources on the need to rethink development in – how we use evidence in policy, how to rebuild resilient economies, and how to reconfigure citizen-state relations; how C19 has affected criminal violence in Mexico and the Northern Triangle; global civil society responses to C19; and how C19 border closures are straining cross-border movement of people in West Africa. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including policy responses to address the gendered impacts of C19; corruption risks, this time related to vaccines; and the crisis of rising inequalities and illiberalism under C19. 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.25. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


13th November 2020


Continent: Africa, Global, South America

Country: Malawi, Mexico