We are examining the vulnerability of countries to the coronavirus outbreak, the economic impacts and policy responses.

This page will be updated regularly.

This ODI resource has six parts:

 

  • Vulnerability assessments and impacts
  • Policy trackers
  • Policy analysis
  • Country analyses
  • Selected ODI blogs
  • Media coverage

 

Vulnerability assessments and impacts

Economic vulnerabilities to health pandemics: which countries are most vulnerable to impact of coronavirus – Sherillyn Raga and Dirk Willem te Velde, 5 February 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic- early evidence from Africa -Dirk Willem te Velde, 23 March 2020

Trade and the coronavirus: Africa’s commodity exports expected to fall dramatically – Max Mendez-Parra, 26 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and small states: a focus on Small and Vulnerable Economies -Jodie Keane, 27 March 2020

Trade in services and the coronavirus:  many developing countries are at risk -Max Mendez-Parra, 30 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and the governance of global value chains: emerging evidence -Jodie Keane, 3 April 2020

The role of trade in recovering from the COVID-19 crisis – Max Mendez Parra, 20 April 2020

Can the digital economy help mitigate the economic losses from COVID-19 in Kenya?-Karishma Banga, 20 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Caribbean exposing existing economic vulnerabilities-Deodat Maharaj, 22 April 2020

Policy Trackers

Country fiscal and monetary policy responses to coronavirus– ongoing tracker maintained by Sherillyn Raga

Donor responses to the coronavirus– ongoing tracker maintained by Sherillyn Raga

Policy Analysis

A $100 billion stimulus to address the fall out from the coronavirus in Africa – Dirk Willem te Velde, 20 March 2020

Three proposals to support African garments workers during the coronavirus crisis – Dominic McVey and Dirk Willem te Velde, 25 March 2020

Development finance institutions and the coronavirus crisis -Stephany Griffith-Jones and Dirk Willem te Velde, 30 March 2020

How can the European Union help developing countries address the socioeconomic impacts of coronavirus crisis-San Bilal and Dirk Willem te Velde, 6 April 2020

A G20 safe and resilient supply chain action plan– Stephen Gelb, Jodie Keane, Max Mendez Parra and Dirk Willem te Velde, 20 April 2020

A global action plan for developing countries to address the coronavirus crisis: Southern perspectives– Lorena Alcázar Valdivia, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Andrea Ordóñez, Tausi Kida, Dirk Willem te Velde, 24 April 2020

Donor responses to COVID-19: country allocations– Sherillyn Raga and Dirk Willem te Velde, 5 May 2020

Country Analyses

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Afghanistan– Irene Baby and Sweta Pandey, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Albania– Courtney McLaren, 10 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Angola– Georgina Morris Conway, 20 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Brazil– Camila Franco Restrepo, 17 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Cape Verde– Carlos Alberto Coca Gamito, 15 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Colombia– Camila Franco Restrepo, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Djibouti– Wesley Ramnauth, 6 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Egypt  – Emily Silcock, 3 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Ethiopia – Ada Zakrzewska, Eleanor Keeble, Jacklyn Sullivan, Moges Beyene, Supraja Vadlamani, 14 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu– William Hamilton and Caroline Hughes, 20 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Ghana – Harriet Conron, Annie Gregoire, Sweta Pandey, Laurent Smeets and Denise Stolt, 6 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Guinea Bissau – Carlos Alberto Coca Gamito and Sebastian Schäber, 6 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from India – Irene Baby and Sweta Pandey,  9 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Indonesia– Kevin Tan, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Kenya -Jonah P. Adaun and Eleanor Keeble, 9 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Liberia– Lars Nordgreen and Maadhav Kumar, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Madagascar-Danielle Standish , 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Myanmar– Sara Davidsson , 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Namibia – Juliette Perche, 9 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Nepal– Sweta Pandey and Irene Baby, 9 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Nigeria– Camron Aref-Adib and Sarah Martin , 7 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Philippines– Sherillyn Raga, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Rwanda – Sophie Boote, Kieran Byrne and Irene Baby, 9 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Senegal-Danielle Standish , 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Sierra Leone– Sripriya Iyengar Srivatsa and Martina Mchenga  , 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Somalia – Mamadou Sadio Diallo and Adria Rius, 9 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Somaliland– Adria Rius and Mamadou Sadio Diallo , 3 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from South Africa – Adrienne Lees and Menno van der Ven, 16 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from South Sudan-Liam Carson, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Sri Lanka – Angela Hüttemann, 8 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Sudan– Joseph Peissel and Eleanor Keeble, 9 April 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Tanzania– Francis Lavoe, Joe Peissel and Matteo Ravà, 22 April 2020

 

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic: early evidence from Uganda– Jana Steverding and Federica Margini , 7 April 2020

 

Selected ODI Blogs

An ODI blog https://www.odi.org/our-work/coronavirus has various types of contributions, including:

 

 

Selected Media Coverage

Our analysis on the economic impacts of and vulnerabilities to the coronavirus crisis has received widespread media attention including BBC, BBC video, FT, The economist , Bloomberg, Bloomberg Quint East African, Newsweek, Kenya, Daily Nation Kenya, Wall Street Journal, The Diplomat,the Africa Report (garments), the Africa Report Rwanda New Times, Pulse Ghana, Philippines Inquirer, FT Sri Lanka, Italy, Manila Times,  Sunday Observer Sri Lanka, New India Express, The globe and mail, The South Africa Citizen, and Trinidad and Tobago Daily Express, PML Daily among many others.