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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…  


In Turkey, COVID-19 hits Syrian-owned businesses harder, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic and government efforts to contain it have sorely strained businesses across Turkey, with Syrian entrepreneurs reporting the worst impact, according to a new assessment by…  


A Temporary Basic Income (TBI) for Developing Countries

COVID-19 and the response to the pandemic is driving millions of informal sector and self-employed workers into poverty. This brief provides estimates of a temporary basic income for all poor and…  


In Latin America, COVID-19 infections surge as virtually every country faces recession

Latin America is scrambling to contain surging COVID-19 infections while confronting near-certain recession and related impacts, but polices that prioritize poor and vulnerable people can help…  


In CAR, violence against women is surging amid COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

The Central African Republic is seeing a surge in gender-based violence since the COVID-19 virus pandemic and measures to control it began, with reported injuries to women and children spiking by 69…  


Uzbekistan’s health care system, economy hit hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have hit Uzbekistan hard, cutting exports and remittances, straining government coffers, and forcing most small businesses across the Central Asian…  

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