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The world is grappling with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and struggling to plot a new path forward. In Africa alone, COVID-19 has infected over 4 million and claimed thousands of lives.

A new report released today by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, and the Gordon Institute of Business Science analyzes the long-term socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on Africa.

The report examines human development indicators, economic interdependence, and growth and resilience patterns for Angola, Cabo Verde, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, and South Africa. It concludes with an assessment of the longer-term impacts on trade, economic growth and health indicators and proposes actionable solutions.

You can download a copy of the full report here.

Recommended citation: Verhagen, Willem, David K Bohl, Jakkie Cilliers, Barry B. Hughes, Stellah Kwasi, Kaylin McNeil, Marius Oosthuizen, Luca Picci, Mari-Lise du Preez, Yutang Xiong, Jonathan D. Moyer (2021). Analysing long-term socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 across diverse African contexts. UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa, New York USA.