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Socioeconomic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea

This publication compiles extensive work focused on understanding the effects of COVID-19 in Equatorial Guinea and coordinating a response based on 5 pillars: i) putting health first, ii) protecting people through social protection and basic services, iii) promoting social cohesion and community resilience, iv) supporting the macroeconomic response and multilateral collaboration. All with the objective of advancing towards the Sustainable Development Goals, with the premise of leaving no one behind.

This document summarizes and adds points to the work developed during the consultancy, which comprises the following analyses: rapid macroeconomic and fiscal analysis, sectoral analyses (agriculture, tourism, ICT, education and health) and analysis of socioeconomic vulnerability and expected impacts of the crisis on the SDGs.

This consultancy was carried out within the collaboration framework between the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Planning with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and following the formal request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This project is also part of the United Nations Development System’s response to the pandemic at the global level.

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