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Socioeconomic Shocks and Africa’s Development Agenda Lessons and Policy Directions in a Post-COVID-19 Era

    ISBN 9781032076935
    332 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations
    Published November 10, 2022 by Routledge

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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


    Evans Osabuohien is Professor and Head of the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. He is the Pioneer Chair at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) as well as the Pioneer Chair for Regional Centre of Expertise, Ogun State (RCE Ogun). Also, he is a Visiting Professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany, and Visiting Scholar at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique. He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Swedish Institute, among others. In 2020, he was recognised as one of the six Youngest Professors in Nigeria. He has published five books and over 185 scholarly articles.

    Gbadebo Odularu is affiliated with Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Bay Atlantic University (BAU), Socio-economic Research Applications and Projects (SERAP), and Nexford University (NXU), United States. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Sunderland, UK. He was a regional policies and markets analyst at the continental Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) based in Accra, Ghana, and a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford, UK.

    Daniel Ufua is Lecturer at the Department of Business Management and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Research and Policy Development (CEPDeR), at Covenant University, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Hull, UK. His research interest is on the application of systems thinking and management science where he has published several research papers.

    Romanus Osabohien is Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Development Studies and a Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR), Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. He holds a PhD in Economics with research focus on Social Security, Food Security, Agricultural and Development Economics. He is a reviewer and editorial board member for well-rated journals including Heliyon Business and Economics (Elsevier).

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