Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary No.4

12th June 2020
Author: Siân Herbert

This weekly Covid-19, Conflict, and Governance Evidence Summary aims to signpost DFID 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: the gender gap in C19 responses; questions to ensure conflict sensitivity in C19 responses; how to protect children in Africa from C19 impacts, current crises in Lebanon and Myanmar, and how citizens in G7 countries are losing trust in their government’s handling of the C19 crisis. Many of the core C19 themes continue to be covered this week, including: C19 increasing gender based violence (GBV), risks of corruption, human trafficking, increasing food insecurity, and US-China rivalry. 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. The articles in section (1) that are journal articles, or that explicitly state having been peer reviewed, are highlighted in yellow (none again this again). 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.4. K4D Evidence Summary. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


12th June 2020


Continent: Africa, Global

Country: Lebanon, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan