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.
Credit: Pete Lewis/DFID
This rapid literature review on health services is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. Drawing on learnings from past disease outbreaks, particularly Ebola in West Africa, it considers the immediate challenges as well as the longer-term approaches required for recovery and reform to enhance future health system resilience. Authored by Rithika Nair, Health Consultant.
Credit: Pete Lewis/DFID
Key findings from a literature review on how social protection systems are responding to COVID-19 and what we can learn from previous epidemics.
Moustapha Diallo/ IFRC
This rapid literature review on social protection is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It explores how social protection systems are responding, what we can learn from previous epidemics, and what measures can be used by low and middle income countries to cope with the impact of a pandemic on poverty, vulnerability, and social exclusion. Authored by Madhumitha Hebbar and Laura Phelps.
Credit: Rachel Clayton/DFID
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.
Credit: DFID/Russell Watkins
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.
Credit: Corporal Paul Shaw/MOD
What we learned from a recent literature review of disaster risk finance, public financial management and COVID-19. By Felix Lung, Maintains Global DRF Advisor and Learning Lead.
Credit: Anna Dubuis/DFID
This rapid literature review on disaster risk financing (DRF) and public finance is part of a COVID-19 series of publications from Maintains. It draws on literature from DRF and public financial management (PFM) to provide a snapshot of the current state of research on the impact of health shocks on low and middle income countries. Authored by Felix Lung, Maintains Global DRF Advisor and Learning Lead.