COVID-19 is revealing inequities between and within countries. As it is likely to become endemic, we have to learn to do better and to invest in the evidence needed for learning.

Johannes Hoogeveen, Bilal Malaeb, Lokendra Phadera |

According to two rounds of a pulse survey, 74% of countries reported disruptions to communicable disease treatment, 73% reported disruptions to immunization, and 38% reported disruptions to non-…

Denizhan Duran, Rekha Menon |

In 2020, the economies of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia together grew by 0.88%, despite the significant downside risks precipitated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the…

Deborah Wetzel |

Djibouti is extremely water scarce with conditions set to be exacerbated by population growth and climate change. Djibouti experiences a typical desert climate and averages only 150 mm of rainfall…

Mohamed Medouar |

In Djibouti, 61% of women are illiterate and only 19% of women are employed. And yet, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, women’s livelihood groups in remote parts of the country took…

Johanna Damboeck |

Temperatures in the Sahel are increasing 1.5 times faster than the global average, and around 80 percent of the farmland has lost some degree of its natural productivity. Together, these factors…

Simeon Ehui, Maria Sarraf |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

The Middle East and North African countries cannot wait until the end of the pandemic to begin rebuilding the post-COVID region.

Ferid Belhaj, Nadir Mohammed |

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need for digital skills, therefore education and training need to become more affordable, relevant, context-vigilant and inclusive. There are five elements to…

Andreas Blom, Mariam Nusrat, Nicole Goldin |