Recent Submissions

  • Innovative Civic Initiatives by Young People to Strengthen Their Role in Post-COVID-19 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of national education systems, economies and job markets, highlighting the digital divide, income inequality, and workforce fragility around the world. In Africa, the virus ...
  • Kenya Profile Report: COYOQA Project 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    On December 31st 2019, the Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China, with an unknown cause. The mystery disease was first referred to as 2019-nCoV and then named ...
  • COVID 19 Pandemic in Uganda 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    The youth question in Uganda cannot be more pronounced than the recently concluded elections of 2021. 80 percent of the Ugandan population is 30 years and below (UBOS 2017). Also, 70 percent of the Uganda voting population ...
  • Uganda Inception Web Seminar Report 

    Ssempebwa, Jude (OSSREA, 2021-03-01)
    Co-organized by myself, Mr. Alemu Tesfaye (based at the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa [OSSREA]) and Ms. Anne Osamba (based in Kenya), the seminar was held between 10:10am and ...
  • COYOQA Inception Webinar 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021-02)
    The webinar organized by the OSSREA Kenyan Chapter with the help of Ms. Ann Maua was designed to create awareness on the Covid- 19 and the Youth Question in Africa (COYOQA) project that is ongoing since September 2020 to ...
  • Ethiopian Baseline Report: Covid-19 and The Youth Question in Africa: Response, Impacts and Prevention Measures in the IGAD Region 

    Melkamsera, A.; Fasika, G.; Mukuna, T.E.; Alemu, S.T. (OSSREA, 2021-07)
    The emergence of COVID-19, which has metamorphosed from a small outbreak to a global pandemic and a public health emergency of international concern, has resulted huge socioeconomic impacts on poor countries like Ethiopia. ...
  • Kenyan Baseline Report: Covid-19 and The Youth Question in Africa: Response, Impacts and Prevention Measures in the IGAD Region 

    Barasa, L.P.; Maloba, B.A.; Mukuna, T.E.; Alemu, S.T. (OSSREA, 2021-09)
    Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) in collaboration with CEWARN-IGAD, Makerere University (Uganda), OSSREA Kenya Chapter and CCRDA (Ethiopia) were funded by IDRC-Canada to ...
  • Sociology of the “Margin” Amid the Coronavirus 

    Hanin, Maher (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), 2020-04-13)
    Humanity has never faced its tragic reality as it is the case these days. This time, the enemy is not a world war with its frightful casualties, economic and financial crises with their dreadful legacies, nor it is a ...
  • The COVID-19 Outbreak in Tunisia: Politics, Policies, and Public Dissent 

    Ghannouchi, Cyrine (Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES), 2021-07-06)
    This paper reviews state and non-state responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Tunisia from March 2020 to March 2021. It offers a context-based narrative of the country’s key political and socio-economic features throughout ...
  • COVID-19 Pandemic in Ethiopia: Literature Review 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    Overview of economic, political and educational impacts of Covid-19 in Ethiopia.
  • COVID-19 and the Youth Question Africa: Kenya Concept Note 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    The COVID-19 crisis has severely disrupted youth livelihoods, access to education, employment and participation in governance processes, decision-making and public life. It is envisaged that the long-term impact of the ...
  • Kenya INDEPTH Report 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    Report on Covid-19 in Kenya, includes chapters on: Community Engagements and Action Towards Covid-19 Response in Kenya; Empirical Researches and Studies Conducted on Covid-19 in Kenya; Stakeholders and Partnership Levels ...
  • Ethiopian More Focused Covid-19 Country Profile 

    OSSREA (OSSREA, 2021)
    The COVID-19 pandemic also known as the corona virus pandemic, is a highly expanding global pandemic first emerged in Wuhan City Hubei Province China in December 2019. This global pandemic was declared as a Public ...
  • COVID-19 Vaccination in the Time of Austerity: How and for Whom? 

    M. Abi-Rached, Joelle; Salameh, Pascale (Arab Reform Initiative, 2021-01-15)
    As countries begin to roll out vaccination for COVID-19, the Lebanese caretaker government has yet to provide details about its vaccination strategy, raising concerns about its ability to provide vaccines due to the country’s ...
  • Solutions for the “Vanishing Drug” Conundrum in Lebanon: A Change in the Subsidy System Coupled with a Digital Prescribing Platform 

    El Jamal, Nadim; Usta, Ulfat; Nasrallah, Mona; Al-Chaer, Elie; Hamadeh, Ghassan; Isma’eel, Hussain (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-11-17)
    The shortage of foreign currency caused by the multiple crises in Lebanon threatens the availability of pharmaceutical products, with patients experiencing shortages of many drugs despite an importation subsidy system for ...
  • COVID-19 and the Intensification of the GCC Workforce Nationalization Policies 

    Alsahi, Huda (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-11-10)
    Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments have intensified their efforts to nationalize their workforce in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic contraction. These policies will have a wide-ranging ...
  • Towards a Zero-COVID Lebanon: A Call for Action 

    M. Abi-Rached, Joelle; Issa, Nahla; Khalife, Jade; Salameh, Pascale; Karra-Aly, Ayah; Kosremelli Asmar, Michèle (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-10-05)
    In its first report, the Independent Lebanese Committee for the Elimination of COVID-19, a group of concerned citizens with various health-related expertise, addresses weaknesses in current government policy and highlights ...
  • A Slice of Knafeh for Everyone? A Critical Introduction to Universal Basic Income in MENA 

    Choucair Vizoso, Julia (Arab Reform Initiative, 2020-06-12)
    The Covid-19 crisis is igniting interest in the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the Middle East and North Africa region, as policymakers, economists and activists grapple with deteriorating economies and major ...
  • Covid-19 Protection Policies: Bringing Women to the Center 

    Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, 2020-03-28)
    Tracking the impact of epidemic-containment policies on women and vulnerable groups in Egypt In times of major social crisis, a gendered and feminist perspective exposes the priorities and biases of public policy. It ...
  • Disaster-Appropriate Policing in South Africa: Protests and State Violence in the COVID-19 Era 

    Rebello, Steven; Copelyn, Jesse; Moloto, Boikanyo; Makhathini, Sinqobile (Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, 2021-08)
    This policy brief examines South African Police Services (SAPS) responses to public protests since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. It highlights an increased use of state violence and excessive force ...

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