Poverty, Inequality and Social Protection Programs in Africa: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

This special issue combines four papers presented virtually during the June 2022 Plenary Session of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) biannual research workshop, on the theme ‘Poverty, growth, redistribution and social inclusion in times of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa’. The objective of these papers was to bring into sharp focus the opportunities and challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic brought in the areas of growth, poverty, redistribution and social inclusion Africa. The focus is on the mechanisms in which COVID-19 has affected the dynamics of poverty, growth, redistribution and social inclusion in Africa