COVID-19 has fundamentally changed life for everyone, everywhere. While the rates of coronavirus itself have been lower in Africa than in other parts of the world, the drastic declines in global trade and travel and measures like quarantines aimed at preventing the virus’s spread have significantly impacted economies and livelihoods across the continent — inevitably wreaking the worst on the people, communities, and countries least able to withstand the shock.
The ONE Africa COVID-19 Tracker gathers the latest data and analysis from global institutions, governments, and universities on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across Africa. The Tracker includes a wide range of data to show where resource gaps exist, how the pandemic has impacted African economies, and how societies and individuals have been affected, with key data points on health, food security, and poverty rates.
Since the pandemic began, official development assistance (ODA) has declined and debt has increased, resulting in huge declines in remittances, foreign investment, and revenues. On an individual level, people’s lives and livelihoods have been greatly impacted, with decreases in employment, extremely limited access to COVID-19 vaccines, disruptions in school and learning for children, and an increase in the number of people falling into poverty and going to bed hungry.
The COVID-19 Tracker provides a centralized place to find otherwise hard-to-find data to enable policymakers, journalists, and citizens to better understand and manage the coronavirus crisis.
Because none of us are safe until all of us are safe.
The ONE Africa COVID-19 Tracker is powered by Bloomberg LP