The effect of COVID-19 and government response measures on poor and vulnerable groups in urban areas in Ethiopia

The effect of COVID-19 and government response measures on poor and vulnerable groups in urban areas in Ethiopia

This research report is the first in a series of six reports which provide an insight into the extent to which COVID-19 and associated government responses and measures affect the urban poor and vulnerable individuals in Ethiopia. Utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods over 10 cities and towns, the findings of this first round suggest that there has been significant impact to the urban poor in Ethiopia in terms of access to education as well as peoples inclination to utilize health services due to fears of being infected. Reduced income has affected peoples ability to secure food for themselves, and partly due to movement restrictions, there has been a significant shortage of water, which amongst other outcomes, also effects individuals’ ability to comply with hand washing measures. A four page brief presenting the key findings can be found here.

Authored by Donna Harris, Alula Teklu, Girmay Medhin, Israel Mitiku, Biniyam Tadesse, and Mekdes Demissie. 

All Maintains evidence and articles relating to COVID-19 can be found here.

Full title: The effect of COVID-19 and government response measures on poor and vulnerable groups in urban areas in Ethiopia
Published by: BRE, Maintains
Country: Ethiopia
Sector: Disaster risk financing, Education, Gender and equity, Governance, Health, Nutrition, Social protection
Type of resource: Research Report
Date produced: August 2020
File type: PDF

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