Covid-19 Dossier

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Poverty reduction

The pandemic and global recession may cause over 1.4 per cent of the world’s population to fall into extreme poverty, according to the World Bank.

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Food security

The world is not on track to achieve the second Sustainable Development Goal – Zero Hunger. At the current pace, approximately 37 countries will fail even to reach low levels of hunger by 2030. This is demonstrated by…

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Livestock

Livestock diseases that affect smallholders in resource-poor settings receive little attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent the considerable return to sustained investment in research for their prevention.

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Health

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens hard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital – the knowledge,…

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Tourism

27 September is World Tourism Day: Tourism empowers rural communities, providing jobs and opportunity, most notably for women and youth.

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Food security

WFP has reduced food or cash transfers by up to 30 per cent for over 2.7 million refugees in four African countries. Without additional funding, the organisation will be forced to cut deeper in the coming months.

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Food security

This collection of short essays provides a fairly comprehensive overview of where we are and what we know about how COVID-19 is affecting food security and livelihoods at the six-month mark.

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Agribusiness

The impact of the coronavirus on agricultural and food-processing industries has been assessed in a survey by the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) Germany in cooperation with DLG e.V. - German…

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Poverty reduction

Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the COVID-19 pandemic – but now it is at risk. The pandemic is a stark reminder that we need to look beyond income to tackle poverty in all its forms.

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Rural development

The COVID-19 pandemic calls for coordinated responses. The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, representing 40 international donors and implementing agencies like the German Federal Development Ministry (BMZ)…

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