COVID-19 in Africa

We are living in unprecedented times with the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As countries around the world implement measures in an effort to contain the spread of the virus, the Foundation is providing information and research on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa.

MIF aims at telling the African story of COVID-19, assessing the continent’s capacity to manage the pandemic, and its economic, political and social impact, including how it affects African citizens.

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Mo Ibrahim discusses COVID-19

MIF research and data on COVID-19 in Africa

Research publications

The Foundation has published an analysis of Africa’s readiness and capacity to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws on a wealth of data, statistics and information from the Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) and other sources to examine the current COVID-19 context and its immediate challenges.

COVID-19 in Africa: A call for coordinated governance, improved health structures and better data

MIF is also publishing regular Research Briefs which analyse the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the continent from a variety of angles. Download them here.