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As new cases continue to emerge, what will be the lasting impact of the novel coronavirus?
At CGD, we are examining the toll that the spread of COVID-19 is taking on global development—people, systems, and economies—and how governments and international organizations can best respond. Our experts are also assessing global pandemic preparedness and financing, and in particular how the outbreak will and is affecting low- and middle-income countries—including in Africa—with already-stretched health systems. Drawing upon our work on strengthening health systems and lessons from the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we’ve put together options on how global institutions and countries can better responsd and prepare for pandemic threats today and in the future.
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COVID-19 school closures pose significant operational and financial risks to frontline organizations delivering vital education services, including non-governmental organizations, school operators, and other service providers. In this survey, we ask these organizations about the challenges they are facing in light of COVID-19 closures, particularly for girls. The responses shed light on how COVID-19 is affecting education service operations—and what providers are doing in response.