One UN Assessment: Socio-Economic Impact of COVID‑ 19 on Ethiopia
The United Nations (UN) in Ethiopia drafted the socio-economic impact assessment in the spirit of ‘One UN’.
The socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 being felt across Ethiopia already are wide-ranging and serious, with the potential to become severe, depending on the combination of the pandemic’s trajectory, the effects of counter-measures and underlying and structural factors.
The United Nations (UN) in Ethiopia drafted the socio-economic impact assessment in the spirit of ‘One UN’. It reflects the UN’s best collective assessment, based on the available evidence and its knowledge and expertise, of the scale, nature and depth of socio-economic impacts in the country.
This impact assessment is, therefore, a contribution from the United Nations (UN) system in Ethiopia to the growing body of work being undertaken in and on the country by Government, academia, development partners and others. It seeks to understand what these impacts might be and how best they might be addressed, immediately and into the medium-term, with an eye not just on response but also on finding pathways to rapid recovery that build resilience, reduce inequality and embed sustainability.