Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.28

15th January 2021
Author: Siân Herbert

The fortnightly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aim 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 C19’s unequal impacts and policy responses; responses to build long-term resilience to both conflict and pandemics; responses to support forcibly displaced people in Africa and the Middle East; and the implications of C19 for international development cooperation in 2021. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including C19 increasing gender-based violence; whether regime type shapes effective C19 responses; and whether and how C19 is shaping conflict contexts. 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. (2021). COVID-19 Conflict and Governance Evidence Summary No.28. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2021.008


15th January 2021


Continent: Africa, Asia, Global