COVID-19 Pandemic and Socio-Economic and Elections Implications in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

21 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2020

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Mouhamed Bayane Bouraima

Southwest Jiaotong University

Ifred Zonon

Southwest Jiaotong University

Date Written: August 31, 2020

Abstract

Stringent restrictions were adopted in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) following the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In this article, we summarize the socio-economic and elections impacts following stringent restrictions. Pub Med and Google Scholar were used for the literature review. Additionally, existent instructions in conjunction with those of Ministries of health of the West African states, and papers and reports for various non-academic sources (e.g. Website and news) were obtained. Whilst stringent restrictions have to lead to a turmoil repercussions on all aspects of the economy, affecting all segments of the population, and disturbing electoral calendar, the consequence of health and food sectors could likely submerge the existing extremely and weak vulnerable health system and create an acute food security crisis. Besides a comprehensive socio-economic master plan in all sectors, strong and resilient supervision is required in expanded society, trade, healthcare, and government. Also, instantaneous programs should be enforced and adapted for vulnerable groups. Rejuvenate and equilibrate the economy after this pandemic is required through mid-and long term programs.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, coronavirus, socio-economic impact, election, ECOWAS

Suggested Citation

bouraima, mouhamed bayane and Zonon, Babatounde Ifred Paterne, COVID-19 Pandemic and Socio-Economic and Elections Implications in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (August 31, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3683816 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3683816

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