Application Deadline: 15 November, 2020.

The African Development Review, one of the flagship publications of the African Development Bank Group devoted to the study and analysis of development policy in Africa, invites submissions for a special issue on “The Impact of Covid-19 on African Economies. “

The issue will analyze the impact of COVID-19 on African economies with an emphasis on submissions that address the socio-economic impacts of this pandemic, as well as policy implications. A combination of both theoretical and empirical contributions deriving from forefront of economic models is highly encouraged.

Submitted papers should relate directly to the covid-19 pandemic, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Accommodative Public Policies and Potential Effects
  • African and Global Supply Chain Disruptions
  • Business Bankruptcies: Winners and Losers
  • COVID-19 and Gender Issues
  • Debt Sustainability Considerations
  • Embedding Behavioral Insights into Policy
  • Emerging Opportunities in the Aftermath of the Crisis
  • Government Capacity Constraints in Fragile Contexts
  • Health Impacts and Opportunities for Strengthening Public Health
  • Human Development Challenges in the Time of Pandemics
  • National Economic Resilience in Response to the Outbreak
  • Socio-economic Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interested authors should submit their manuscript online via is external). Kindly indicate that the submission is for the special issue.

  • The submissions window will open on 28 August, 2020.
  • The deadline for papers submission is 15 November, 2020. Papers submitted after the deadline will be rejected.
  • No fee is required to submit for this special issue.
  • Submitted papers should not be under consideration elsewhere.
  • Submissions will be screened with respect to their relevance to the theme of the special issue and then will be peer reviewed according to ADRev standards.
  • Manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism before review.
  • To be accepted, submitted papers should be in English or French, not exceed 7,000 words in length and be preceded by a 200-word abstract.

For more information, please contact Yaya Koloma ([email protected](link sends e-mail)) and Adeleke Salami ([email protected](link sends e-mail)).


Prof. John C Anyanwu ([email protected](link sends e-mail))

Former Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank

For Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AfDB Call for Papers on the Impact of COVID-19 on African Economies

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