Socioeconomic Shocks and Africa’s Development Agenda Lessons and Policy Directions in a Post-COVID-19 Era
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This book investigates how African countries respond to socioeconomic shocks, drawing out lessons to help to inform future policy and development efforts.
The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic affected all sectors of the economy, exposing substantial structural weaknesses and complexities in supply chains and logistics across the African continent. This book examines the disruptive impact of the pandemic across Africa. However, it also goes beyond the current crisis to investigate how socioeconomic pressures in general impact commodity prices, national budgeting processes, food, business, energy sectors, education, health, and sanitation. Overall, the book presents evidence-based solutions and policy recommendations to enable readers to improve resilience and responses to future crises.
The insights provided by this book will be of interest to policymakers and development agencies, as well as to researchers of global development, politics, economics, business, and African studies.
Foreword SAMUEL AMPONSAH Introduction EVANS OSABUOHIEN, GBADEBO ODULARU, DANIEL UFUA, AND ROMANUS OSABOHIEN SECTION 1 Socioeconomic Shocks and Economic Development 1 Socioeconomic and Cultural Influence on Women’s Participation in Agroforestry in Jaman South, Ghana ENOCH AKWASI KOSOE AND FRANCIS DIAWUO DARKO 2 How Coffee Price Shock Transmits into the Economy? Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia NASER YENUS NURU AND HAYELOM YRGAW GEREZIHER 3 Exchange Rate Variability and Palm Oil Export in West Africa: Evidence from Nigeria OLANREWAJU OMOSEHIN AND EVANS OSABUOHIEN SECTION 2 Resilience, Business and Value Chain Development 4 Climatic Shocks, Agricultural Income and Household Expenditure in Uganda NICHOLAS KILIMANI, JOHN BOSCO NNYANZI AND JOHN BOSCO ORYEMA 5 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Food Price Increase in Nigeria: Examining the Role of ICT ONYINYE OCHUBA, NORA FRANCIS INYANG, AND ROMANUS OSABOHIEN 6 Building Economic Resilience in COVID-19 Africa: What Role for Digital Transformation? ARTHUR MINSAT AND ELISA SAINT MARTIN 7 Addressing Non-health Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Development of Future Resilience in Nigeria: A Systemic Intervention DANIEL UFUA, OLUSOLA JOSHUA OLUJOBI, ROMANUS OSABOHIEN, EVANS OSABUOHIEN, AND GBADEBO ODULARU SECTION 3 Institutional Framework and Human Capital Development 8 Employment and Productivity of Uganda’s SMEs in the Face of COVID-19: A Gender Perspective SSERUNJOGI BRIAN, NATHAN SUNDAY, PAUL LAKUMA AND REHEMA KAHUNDE 9 Creation of Knowledge Cities in Africa: A Case Study of Gqeberha Port Elizabeth City in South Africa ROSELINE TAPUWA KARAMBAKUWA AND RONNEY NCWADI 10 Socio-economic Shocks of COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa OLUWAYEMISI KHADIJAT ADELEKE AND OMOWUMI MONISOLA AJEIGBE 11 Socioeconomic Shocks in the COVID-19 Era WYCLIFE ONG’ETA 12 COVID-19 and Poverty Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Past Pandemics CHEKWUBE VITUS MADICHIE, FRANKLIN NNAEMEKA NGWU, ANNE CHINONYE MADUKA, AND AMAKA GERTRUDE METU SECTION 4 Services, Socioeconomic Shocks and Sustainable Development 13 Economic Shocks and Welfare of Nigerian Households KHADIJAT BUSOLA AMOLEGBE, EBENEZER LEMVEN WIRBA, AND GILLES QUENTIN KANE 14 Disruptive Effects of COVID-19 and Health Challenges on the Attainment of National Policies and Public Service Provisions in African Countries OLUWASEYI EBENEZER OLALERE 15 COVID-19 Pandemic and Illegal Oil Refineries in Africa: Evidence from the National Oil Wealth in Nigeria OLUSOLA JOSHUA OLUJOBI 16 Remittance Shocks and Poverty Reduction Nexus in Nigeria: Insights from Bootstrap Simulation and Asymmetric Causality Tests CLEMENT OLALEKAN OLANIYI AND MOJEED MUHAMMED OLOGUNDUDU 17 Reshaping the Educational System for Post-COVID-19 Schooling in a Developing Country FLORA OLUBUKOLA OLANIYI 18 Effect of COVID-19 on Small- and Medium-Scale Enterprises in Nigeria: Which Sector Is Mostly Affected? MARIA CHINECHEREM UZONWANNE, AMAKA GERTRUDE METU, KINGSLEY CHIDERA ADONIKE AND FRANCIS CHUKWUDI ONYEDIBE Conclusion: Socioeconomic Shocks, Pandemic Responsiveness, and Platonic Policies Revisited GBADEBO ODULARU, DANIEL UFUA, EVANS OSABUOHIEN, AND ROMANUS OSABOHIEN
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