The Macroeconomic Impact of COVID-19 in Africa

Image: Getty, Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP
Image: Getty, Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

You are invited to a webinar on the macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 in Africa focusing on the policy responses from South Africa and Nigeria.

More than a year after the hight of the global coronavirus pandemic, researchers, businesses, and policymakers are keen to fully understand the impact of the pandemic on our economies. Moreover, unpacking the long-term implications and policy responses are critical to successfully navigate the economic crises.

This webinar will share empirical evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa, and Nigeria. Researchers from the COVID-19 Macroeconomic Policy Research in Africa (CoMPRA) project will unpack their findings. They will be joined by policymakers from the respective countries to further explore policy dimensions of COVID-19 in these two economies and contemplate the way forward to successful sustainable and inclusive economic recovery. 

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Download the speakers’ biographies.

Related material:

Presentation by Mma Amara Ekeruche, Research Fellow, CSEA: Macroeconomic policy responses from Nigeria

Presentation by Conrad Vangass, Research Fellow, SAIIA: Macroeconomic policy responses from South Africa

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11 Aug 2021