The CoMPRA project was initiated following a call by the International Development Research Centre for rapid response policy research to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project’s overall goal is to inform macroeconomic policy development in response to the coronavirus pandemic by low- and middle-income countries, and development partners. It also calls for more climate-resilient and gender-responsive measures through evidence-based research. The project will focus broadly on Africa and specifically on Benin, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian federal Crown corporation. It is part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, and invests in knowledge, innovation and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world.
Mapping and evaluating the effectiveness of macroeconomic measures by African countries to combat the impact of Covid-19
Exploring novel financing instruments to combat the pandemic from both the international community and African countries
Read our latest research and analysis on promoting short-term recovery from COVID-19 and long-term inclusive growth in African countries.
This video unpacks government policy responses to the trade and employment shocks prompted by COVID-19 in six African economies: Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal and Benin.
Our project will combine webinars and events to bringing together policymakers, academics, business leaders and civil society to debate, unpack and critique research findings from this project.
No webinars are currently scheduled – view past webinars below: