Nigeria: Government Covid-19 interventions to promote inclusive adaptation and economic recovery

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic and public health challenges, with Nigeria among countries facing significant losses. Nigeria's economy shrank by 1.8% in 2020, and the unemployment rate increased by 27.1%. The informal sector, small and medium-sized enterprises, poor households, and women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. While the government implemented policies to mitigate the adverse economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis, this, in turn, led to increased government expenditure and public debt. A team of local PEP researchers conducted an impact analysis study. They found that effective administration of Covid-19 vaccines to at least 40% of the population would help recovery efforts. Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

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