It is with no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has caused serious troubles for economies around the world, namely in the developed world. However, addressing the matter in much of the developing world is quite different, as many governments have seen national economic outputs derailed by a few years. The situation is much worse, as its knocked off many African countries from their respective economic trajectories. The health pandemic brought it’s friends along, as we've now witnessed an economic pandemic of sorts. Food crisis, housing crisis and political crisis have been all party to Covid-19, a theme that was explicit in the 2020 Bill and Melinda Gates Goal Keepers report published just last month (September 2020). The report raised interesting issues to examine attentively. It argued that in just 25 weeks almost 25 years of progress was regressed, particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular in the developing world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) echoed similar sentiments via its economic forecasts indicating that much of the global economy will fall into a deeper recession in late 2020, and very slow recovery in 2021 This is all but fair to say, but yet no one really knows the major economic setbacks, up until a year after the chaos has actually settled. With
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