Ghana’s COVID-19 Local Economies Tracker-Wave 1


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Ghana’s COVID-19 Local Economies Tracker-Wave 1

September 29, 2020

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in partnership with UNDP conducted a survey to examine the effect of COVID-19 on local economies. The COVID-19 Local Economies Tracker was carried out in 2,770 communities/localities in all the sixteen regions of Ghana from May to June 2020 and data was collected from key opinion leaders in border districts, lock down and non-lock down areas.  

The results revealed that COVID-19 had both economic and social effects on local communities, resulting in an increase in crime, domestic violence, prices, and low business productivity. However, assistance from non-state actors such as churches and philanthropists provided significant support in complementing Government’s efforts to lessen the impact of the pandemic on communities.

Download the breif report here.