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Mitigating socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and promoting post-pandemic resilience in Uganda

This project will examine the policies, measures, and strategies to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on households and small and medium-sized enterprises. It will also look at the interventions required to re-activate resilience of the Ugandan economy post-COVID-19. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, it will examine how the pandemic has affected business operations, the coping mechanisms businesses have adopted, and the support they require. The study will generate country-specific data and evidence-based research on the immediate, short-, medium-, and long-term impacts of the pandemic, mitigation measures, and policy responses. The findings will feed directly into ongoing policy processes to find solutions to the problems caused by the pandemic in Uganda.

Project ID
Project Status
36 months
IDRC Officer
Paul Okwi
Total Funding
CA$ 648,900.00
Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Governance and Justice
Institution Country
Project Leader
Ibrahim Kasirye
Economic Policy Research Centre