Recent Submissions

  • Proceeding of Project Inception Webinar: COYOQA Project 

    OSSREA (2021-03)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Harnessing the Development Potential of Household Enterprises in the COVID-19 Environment in Uganda 

    Ssewanyana, Sarah (The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2021-08)
    Household enterprises have received limited policy attention in Uganda despite playing a crucial role in providing family employment and serving as a catalyst for poverty reduction. This Policy Note utilises the most recent ...
  • A Rapid Assessment of the Effect of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Micro, Small and Medium Transport businesses in Uganda 

    Mwesigye, Francis; Odokonyero, Tonny; Barungi, Mildred; Sunday, Nathan (The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2021-08)
    Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Uganda has instituted two lockdowns—in March 2020 and June 2021. The second lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 has had far-reaching effects on a wide range of businesses. ...
  • The Effect of COVID-19 on the Operations of Agro-processing MSMEs in Uganda 

    Lakuma, Corti Paul; Sserunjogi, Brian; Sunday, Nathan; Kahunde, Rehema; Ogwang, Ambrose (The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2021-07)
    Uganda’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are among the worst affected businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy note examines how the pandemic has affected specific operations of the agro-processing ...
  • The Effects of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Ugandan Businesses: A Comparison of the 2020 and the 2021 Lockdowns 

    Kahunde, Rehema; Sunday, Nathan; Sserunjogi, Brian; Lakuma, Corti Paul; Ogwang, Ambrose (The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), 2021-08)
    The Uganda government instituted a second COVID-19 lockdown in June 2021 for 42 days to contain the health impact of the second wave of the pandemic. This slowed and, in some cases, halted business recovery from the March ...
  • The Crisis is Far from Over for Informal Workers — We Need an Inclusive Recovery for the Majority of the World’s Workforce 

    Orleans Reed, Sarah; Rogan, Michael; Grapsa, Erofili; Ismail, Ghida; Valdivia, Marcela (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), 2021-11)
    In The Crisis is Far from Over for Informal Workers — We Need an Inclusive Recovery for the Majority of the World’s Workforce, WIEGO presents the key findings and policy recommendations from Round 2 of the WIEGO-led COVID-19 ...
  • Understanding the Immediate Impacts on Waste Pickers 

    Hartmann, Chris; Hegel, Christine; Boampong, Owusu; Graspa, Erofili (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), 2021-05)
    COVID-19-related restrictions, including full or partial lockdowns, have impacted an estimated five billion people globally (International Labour Organization 2020). These restrictions have been necessary to slow the spread ...
  • Internal Migrants in the Informal Economy: COVID-19 Lessons 

    Ismail, Ghida; Valdivia, Marcela (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), 2021-05)
    Thailand offers one of the most comprehensive health coverage schemes in South East Asia, but its citizens are still required to get medical care in their primary care unit, which are often located in provinces where their ...
  • Navigating COVID-19: African Women and Digital Financial Access in South Africa and Nigeria 

    Ahmed, Shamira; Chinembiri, Tapiwa (Research ICT Africa, 2021-07)
    Financial inclusion is much in vogue given the reach of 21st century digital and mobile technologies. However, offering credit and a formal transactional account does not automatically bring transformative welfare change ...

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