This dossier is developed for our network and others to navigate the COVID-19 information overload. Here, we bring together contributions –both new and existing– that are particularly useful for the development sector; sharing perspectives that offer a different angle and go beyond immediate responses to this crisis.
Limiting the effects of the pandemic on Africa requires an urgent global response. The international community must provide support in ways that strengthen, rather than undermine, Africans’ freedoms.
An effective response to a global health crisis of this nature – which straddles the priorities of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors – demands a joined-up or ‘nexus’ response.
Will the world after Covid-19 be “Fortress Earth” or societies transformed? Whatever you might be thinking about the long-term impacts of the coronavirus epidemic, you’re probably not thinking big enough.
It is a normal and human reaction that we all reflect on our own risk of getting affected by the new coronavirus. It is equally important to get out of this bubble and look at what is happening in the so-called developing world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruptive new normal for everyone through shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines. But for the billions of urban poor, these guidelines aren’t just burdensome; they’re essentially impossible.