COVID-19 is an extreme shock to social systems, with direct and secondary impacts in Maintains’ focus sectors of education, gender, health, disaster risk financing, nutrition, governance, and social protection.
We are adapting our established research programme to respond to the pandemic, and undertaking new work that will focus on how best to support governments to respond, adapt and recover from COVID-19. With teams on the ground in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda, Maintains is providing technical assistance as well as undertaking rapid research to capture vital learnings in real time.
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All outputs from this work are available below, filterable by sector, country, and resource type.
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The COVID-19 pandemic will mean many more millions of people will not have enough to eat, with predictions that some 265 million people could be pushed into acute food insecurity. This rapid literature review explores strategies to address the short and longer term impacts of malnutrition caused by the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic will cause the already significant numbers of people who do not have enough to eat to rise, with predictions that some 265 million people could be pushed into acute food insecurity. This rapid literature review explores strategies to address the short and longer term impacts of malnutrition caused by the pandemic.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, education provision has been disrupted at an unprecedented scale. This summary outlines some of the key findings and recommendations from a rapid literature review on the impact of health shocks on education.
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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, education provision has been disrupted at an unprecedented scale. This rapid literature review draws lessons from the global experience on the direct and indirect impacts of a pandemic like COVID-19. Authored by Shrochis Karki.
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The response to the emerging COVID-19 crisis has exposed existing fault lines within our health systems. In particular, it has revealed how health systems reflect gender bias, both in terms of the position female staff occupy and in the way services are delivered to women.
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This rapid study reviews the literature on how a health crisis such as an epidemic has adverse implications for gender, especially for women. It includes recommendations for designing and executing interventions both in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in creating resilient systems going forward. Authored by Gunjan Jhunjhunwala and Vinaya Padmanabhan.
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Community health workers (CHWs) are central to the delivery of essential health services and indispensable during health emergencies. This summary of a rapid literature review on CHWs identifies opportunities to strengthen their role in shock-responsive health systems.
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This rapid literature review on the role of community health workers (CHWs) is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It explores the barriers and facilitators affecting the response of CHWs to epidemics and identifies opportunities to strengthen their role in shock-responsive health systems. Authored by Shuchi Srinivasan and Radhika Arora.
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This snapshot of a rapid literature review focuses on three key aspects of health systems when responding to past disease outbreaks: impact on women, significance of trust, and everyday resilience. By Rithika Nair, Health Consultant.