Social Impacts and Responses Related to Covid-19 in Low- and Middle-income Countries

This report focuses on the social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries and considerations around preparedness, response/mitigation, resilience, and recovery measures taken or proposed in response. However, it should be acknowledged that the different impacts are interconnected and COVID-19’s social impacts do not exist in isolation from the health and economic impacts, for instance. The report is structured around the five areas of technical competency expected of FCDO’s social development advisers and draws on a deskreview of the available literature and research.  It should be noted, however, that most of the issues in the different sections are in fact interconnected and reflective of intersecting inequalities. As a result, the report contains hyperlinks to the different sections throughout.