K4D's Work on the Indirect Impacts of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

30th June 2020
Author: Evert-jan Quak

This report is not an in-depth nor exhaustive analysis of the many indirect impacts of the pandemic on LMICs. The content is purely based on the requests from FCDO to the K4D services on this topic, and as such can only give an illustrative overview of the findings from these requests. Furthermore, insights are also taken from the data that K4D collects for each request based on the information provided by advisers and FCDO (e.g. purpose of the request, adviser’s cadre), hence, the data is limited to the information available to the K4D team at the time of the request and the level of details available may vary from one request to the other. The selection of relevant K4D outputs on the pandemic’s indirect impacts was based on an extensive search in the K4D repository on titles and research questions. The Annex shows all K4D outputs included in this report. The purpose of this report is to inform FCDO about some of the specifics of their requests on the indirect impacts of COVID-19, in general. This report will also be used as input for a K4D-FCDO learning event that takes place on the 6th of July 2021. During the event learning and evidence, trends will be discussed and how evidence and learning informed decision-making on policy and programming.

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Suggested Citation

Quak, E. (2021). K4D’s Work on the Indirect Impacts of Covid-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. K4D Helpdesk Report No. 1018. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2021.093


30th June 2020


Continent: Global