Initial COVID-19 responses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Uganda: Documentation and learning from March to May 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.
This research plan summarises the research which the Maintains education team in Uganda will carry out over the next 3 years (2020-2023). The research focuses on the Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) and how its existence has impacted education services delivery for refugee and host communities alike. Findings from the research will aim to provide lessons and support for further policy in regards to education and shock responsiveness. Authored by Victoria Brown, Robinah Kyeyune, Richard Kibombo, Nabil Hudda, and Nicola Ruddle.
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.
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.