The COVID-19 pandemic has an immense impact on people’s life and on the economic and social structures of our societies. From early in the crisis, ADE has concentrated on how to contribute to better understand these impacts and find ways to deal with them. This encompasses work directly geared towards understanding the broader economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, for instance through the evaluation of the implications of the COVID-19 crisis in seven countries in the Sahel. In a cross-cutting manner the impact of the COVID-19 crisis is today an integral part of most of ADE’s studies and support.
More indirectly, the crisis itself has impacted the way in which we do our work. From the start of the crisis, we have developed specific methodologies and tools to ensure we could work remotely and always ensure health of our collaborators and counterparts, and continuity of support.
ADE contributes to COVID-19 prevention and recovery through: