Niger: To Better Address the Covid-19 Crisis, Niger Should Focus On Health Measures and On Protecting Jobs and Livelihoods

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Sumary of Niger: To Better Address the Covid-19 Crisis, Niger Should Focus On Health Measures and On Protecting Jobs and Livelihoods:

  • Niamey — ccording to the World Bank’s latest Economic and Poverty Update for Niger published today, the COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the economy and could trigger a recession if the many downside risks to economic activity materialize..
  • World Bank Senior Economist Paolo Di Lorenzo said that “households and enterprises have borne the brunt of the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic activity, which have placed the hotel, transport, and tourism sectors, as well as small and medium enterprises, in a particularly vulnerable situation following the drop in demand..
  • Joelle Dehasse, World Bank Country Manager for Niger, stressed that “the pandemic has disrupted the lives and livelihoods of Nigeriens..
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters Reviving the economy, in particular through policies to promote greater access to clean water and electricity…

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