Managing Budgetary Pressures in Africa

Public finances have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Africa where economies and budgets are poised to be hit hardest given the chronic underinvestment in healthcare and limited fiscal space. To avoid irreparable long-term damage to public finances, it is essential that finance ministries in Africa act decisively and pragmatically. CABRI’s COVID-19 page provides an overview of the fiscal impact and responses to COVID-19 in African countries and shares expert insights into effectively managing extraordinary budgetary pressures.

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The COVID-19 Africa Public Finance Response Monitor provides an overview of expected financing gaps posed by COVID-19 and how African governments are responding to these through expenditure reprioritisation, efficiency gains, resource mobilisation, social assistance, business support, and monetary and macrofinancial policy measures.

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Accuracy of Information: The COVID-19 Africa Public Finance Response Monitor platform is dedicated to fiscal responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. CABRI will ensure that the information, including data and content, is complete, accurate and updated in a timely manner.

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