Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.27

11th December 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: how C19 is catalysing global civil society, C19’s impact on borderlands and cross-border conflicts, and new data on the socioeconomic impacts of C19. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including: the disproportionate impact of C19 responses in fragile and conflict affected contexts on women and girls; inadequate financing of humanitarian protection work; and widespread corruption issues related to C19-relief systems. 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. See the end of this email for details on the method taken for this rapid summary. 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.27. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


11th December 2020


Continent: Africa, Global

Country: India, Syria