research product . 2021

African Utilities during COVID-19 : Challenges and Impacts

Balabanyan, Ani; Semikolenova, Yadviga; Hankinson, Denzel; Nash, Stephen; Parcels, Christopher;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Aug 2021
  • Publisher: World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred unprecedented economic disruption globally. The full scope of the virus’s impact on human health and economic activity remains to be seen, but two things are clear: (1) the most fragile economies, and most vulnerable segments of the world’s population, are least able to mitigate the impact, and (2) reliable and affordable utility services, electricity, water and sanitation, and internet and telephony, are critically important in slowing the spread of the virus. Many utility service providers in Sub-Saharan Africa were, in 2019, already under financial duress. The COVID-19 health crisis has and will continue to exacerbate such du...
Persistent Identifiers
Subjects
free text keywords: ELECTRIC UTILITIES, CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19, PANDEMIC IMPACT, ECONOMIC SHOCK, LOCKDOWN, COST RECOVERY
Related Organizations
Communities
COVID-19
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue