Monetary and Fiscal Responses

This theme explores the varying fiscal and monetary responses African countries have undertaken to address the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most African countries have deployed fiscal stimulus packages particularly for vulnerable households and businesses, put in place tax relief measures and increased liquidity support. However, preliminary evidence has shown that the responses fall significantly short of steps taken by their counterparts in the developed world.

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Monetary and Fiscal Responses

Mapping and evaluating the effectiveness of macroeconomic measures by African countries to combat the impact of Covid-19

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Innovative Financing Strategies

Exploring novel financing instruments to combat the pandemic from both the international community and African countries

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Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth

Leveraging COVID-19 stimulus packages to build climate-resilient and gender-inclusive economies

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