Keeping Children in Schools Fed

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted learning among other effects. On 17th March 2020, the Government announced, among other Covid-19 measures, the indefinite closure of all schools in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. In response, some private schools, especially in urban areas started providing online lessons to fill the learning gaps left. On 8th May 2020,

Innovative COVID-19 Response Options for Civil Society

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by corona virus, has become the most significant national and global preoccupation for just about everyone in 2020. The pandemic has imposed unprecedented socioeconomic disruptions ranging from business closures to restrictions requiring people to work-from-home, job losses and the new phenomenon called social distancing. Governments across the world are strained beyond imagination; hence an opportunity

A Silver Lining to Covid-19: Localising Supermarket Value Chains

The main narrative surrounding the economic impact of Covid-19 has been negative given the projected cost to the global economy. At best, the IMF projects a 3 percent contraction in global output, WTO a 13 percent decline in global trade, and ILO a loss in working hours equivalent to 195 million full-time jobs. At home, the IMF’s projected cost to