Socioeconomic Impacts and National Responses

The DCED’s Knowledge Portal on Private Sector Development (PSD) and COVID-19 brings together carefully curated resources to inform DCED member agencies’ response to the global pandemic. This page compiles analyses of socioeconomic impacts and ongoing national government responses in developing countries that may affect the priorities and design of PSD programmes. Hover over the links with your mouse for short synopses.

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