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Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind

The report highlights that in addition to the risk of leaving behind vulnerable groups within countries, vulnerable countries, too, face the risk of being left behind. This is especially the case for…  


UN Country Teams working globally to assess and respond to lasting pandemic impact

UN Country Teams have mobilized globally to assess and respond to the social and economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, working with 93 governments to document its impact and with 127…  


In Ecuador, COVID-19 could cause 11 percent dive in GDP this year

Ecuador, the first Latin American country hit by COVID-19, was already struggling as a result of the global oil crisis and could now see GDP plunge 11 percent this year, a new UN assessment has found.  


UN study documents devastating impact of COVID-19 in Ukraine

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing Ukraine towards its worst recession in decades—possibly a depression—with devastating consequences for its most vulnerable people, according to a broad UN assessment…  


Good Growth Partnership: Year Three Highlights from 2020

The Good Growth Partnership convenes a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives throughout soy, beef and palm oil supply chains to reduce deforestation and enable sustainable…  


Integrating Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption in Socio-Economic Impact Analyses

This guidance note provides a practical methodology, including checklist questions, on how to integrate transparency, accountability and anti-corruption in social and economic needs assessment and…  


South Africa’s GDP could plunge 8 percent this year because of pandemic

South Africa, with one of the world’s highest COVID-19 infection rates despite some of the toughest measures to contain the pandemic, could see overall GDP plunge nearly 8 percent this year, a new…  


Rapid Livelihood Assessment: Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in the Maldives

The rapid assessment aimed to understand the extent and nature of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Maldivian economy, specifically on employment and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises…  


Kyrgyz Republic could see GDP plunge 10 percent as a result of COVID-19, as domestic violence surges

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have caused joblessness and domestic violence to spike in the Kyrgyz Republic, with GDP expected to sink by 10 percent in 2020, according to a new…  


In Afghanistan, COVID-19 demands warring sides unite against a common enemy, UNDP report says

The COVID-19 pandemic so gravely threatens already impoverished Afghanistan that warring factions should do “whatever it takes” to defuse conflict and transparently redirect resources to invest in…