African Cities and Covid-19 – learning and building knowledge: Political settlements

Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Uganda
Phase 1

Working in three African cities the project will focus on the ways in which political settlements are influencing government policy, programming, and practice during the COVID-19 crisis. The team will analyse pandemic response measures looking at a range of interventions including health services, WASH, quarantine measures, protection of key workers, social protection, and economic assistance programmes.

Through a comparative analysis they will explore what lessons can be drawn about how political settlements shape the governance variables that have been identified as critical in defining the success of the response – including state capabilities, perceived legitimacy/trust, and the ability to learn lessons from earlier health crises.


Covid-19: Community Resilience in Urban Informal Settlements

Foreword Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated differences that already existed. Health outcomes and the economic impacts of resulting lockdowns have not been evenly distributed and inequalities have deepened.  […]


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