COVID-19 Sector - Maintains

Brief
Market, Harar, Ethiopia
Credit: Stanford Alumni Association Travel-Study Program, October - November 2007
COVID-19 and the urban poor in Ethiopia
August 2020

This brief presents key findings from round one of a six part study, exploring the impact of COVID-19 and government response measures on poor and vulnerable groups in urban areas in Ethiopia. The full research report can be found here. Authored by Donna Harris, Alula Teklu, Girmay Medhin, Israel Mitiku, Biniyam Tadesse, and Mekdes Demissie.

Market, Harar, Ethiopia
Credit: Stanford Alumni Association Travel-Study Program, October - November 2007
Women in Pakistan wait to vote - Rachel Clayton/DFID
Governance systems fit for a pandemic? Early lessons from five countries
20 August 2020

COVID-19 presents major governance challenges. First, it requires a ‘whole of government’ approach – with joint activities and coherent decision-making across diverse ministries, public administrations, and agencies. Second, it requires a ‘whole of society’ response, where multiple levels of government work with the private sector, NGOs, and civil society in collaborative governance. Third, plans – and the teams put in place to deliver them – need to be adaptable due to uncertainty, imperfect information, and unclear scientific evidence.

Women in Pakistan wait to vote - Rachel Clayton/DFID
Brief
Kenya Red Cross Society has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis across the country, including in informal settlements and slum areas.
Credit: John Bundi / Kenya Red Cross Society
Initial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020
July 2020

This executive summary of the full report documents the experiences and challenges of scaling up the response to COVID-19 in the first three months of the outbreak – March to May 2020 – in five countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Authored by Debbie Hillier, Tom Newton-Lewis, Rithika Nair, and Christoph Larsen.

Kenya Red Cross Society has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis across the country, including in informal settlements and slum areas.
Credit: John Bundi / Kenya Red Cross Society
Synthesis Report
Kenya Red Cross Society has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis across the country, including in informal settlements and slum areas.
Credit: John Bundi / Kenya Red Cross Society
Initial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 2020
July 2020

This report synthesises the findings from a series of rapid situation analyses on the initial response to COVID-19 in the first few months of the outbreak – March to May 2020 – in five countries: Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Authored by Debbie Hillier, Tom Newton-Lewis, Rithika Nair, and Christoph Larsen.

Kenya Red Cross Society has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis across the country, including in informal settlements and slum areas.
Credit: John Bundi / Kenya Red Cross Society
Working paper
Entrance to the Accident and Emergency department at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Simon Davis/DFID
Entrance to the Accident and Emergency department at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Credit: Simon Davis/DFID
Sierra Leone’s response to COVID-19
May 2020

Sierra Leone’s response to COVID-19 has been built on its experience of managing Ebola, but has faced a series of institutional and operational challenges that have influenced these efforts. This working paper reviews the first three months of the outbreak in Sierra Leone, exploring challenges and offering insights for Maintains and others wishing to support the response. Authored by Kevin Grieco, Yasmina Yusuf and Niccoló Meriggi.

Entrance to the Accident and Emergency department at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: Simon Davis/DFID
Entrance to the Accident and Emergency department at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Credit: Simon Davis/DFID
Literature review
Women in Pakistan wait to vote. Credit: Rachel Clayton/DFID
Women in Pakistan wait to vote.
Credit: Rachel Clayton/DFID
COVID-19 Series: Governance and State Capability
April 2020

This rapid literature review on governance and state capability is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It looks at evidence and experience of how countries respond to health shocks, and the implications for public sector governance and state capability. Authored by Stephen Akroyd, Peter Harrington, and Alexandra Nastase.

Women in Pakistan wait to vote. Credit: Rachel Clayton/DFID
Women in Pakistan wait to vote.
Credit: Rachel Clayton/DFID
Brief
A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a woman patient at a mobile health clinic in Pakistan. Credit: DFID/Russell Watkins.
A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a woman patient at a mobile health clinic in Pakistan.
Credit: DFID/Russell Watkins
COVID-19 Series: The role of government and COVID-19
29 April 2020

Lessons from a recent literature review of governance and the role of the state in responding to COVID-19. By Stephen Akroyd, Principal Consultant, Public Sector Governance, OPM.

A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a woman patient at a mobile health clinic in Pakistan. Credit: DFID/Russell Watkins.
A female doctor with the International Medical Corps examines a woman patient at a mobile health clinic in Pakistan.
Credit: DFID/Russell Watkins
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