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Exploring the Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19

Program Development & Learning October 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives and livelihoods around the world. The economic impact of the virus has been especially devastating for developing countries, where adequate economic and social protections are limited, and the economic implications of lockdown measures and mobility restrictions are far greater. 

In May 2020, CESO began conducting research alongside global partners about the evolving socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on the 20 countries we work with through the Accelerating Women’s Empowerment (AWE) program.

This series of reports summarizes this research that highlights the effects of the pandemic on women’s economic empowerment, the environment, agribusiness, tourism and hospitality, health and nutrition, and agroforestry across the globe.

While challenges are numerous and complex, they are no match for the resilience of those impacted, who continue to innovate and find opportunities for a brighter future.

General Summary


Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: West Africa


Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: East Africa


Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: Latin America and the Caribbean


Socioeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: Asia

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