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Economic Report on Africa 2021

Addressing Poverty and Vulnerability in Africa During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Author: UN, ECA
  • Publication date: May 2022
  • Page count: 150
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 22.II.K.2

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ISBN: 9789211251449
ISBN: 9789210018265

About the product

The report applies a poverty-vulnerability-resilience framework to examine the impact of COVID-19 on household well-being in Africa. The report emphasizes the dynamic nature of poverty since some of the poor are not poor all the time, though they are often vulnerable because of exposure to a multitude of risks that can push them below the poverty line and increase chronic poverty. Reducing vulnerability to risks is critical for enhancing well-being and reducing future poverty.