The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a very active and promising response from quantitative social scientists who used available household and labour market surveys to help shape evidence-informed emergency and longer-run policy responses.

In ACEIR’s case, the research nodes in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa each used national survey datasets to profile pandemic-related lockdown readiness and COVID vulnerability at the national, provincial and municipal levels, as well as for urban and rural areas of these three countries.

Research dissemination


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ACEIR webinar on Ghanaian and Kenya findings, May 2022. 

Journal articles

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Conference presentations

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  • ARUA biennial conference, November 2021. Watch
  • South African findings at WIDER development conference, September 2021. Watch