Cross-country experience so far shows that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and responses to combat are multidimensional. These consequences include loss of life and morbidity, unemployment and reduced incomes, growing food insecurity and nutritional shortfalls, and disrupted markets and less stable prices. It is thus reasonable to expect the occurrence of these effects in Ethiopia. Indeed, the evidence corroborating that is accumulating, in part through ongoing IFPRI research.
Continuing the practice of sharing emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19, findings of several studies were reported during a webinar organized by IFPRI and PSI on August 24, 2020. The presentations focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the welfare of mothers and children, food and nutrition security, food marketing margins, livelihoods, and poverty.