Africa: Covid-19 – Cities in the Frontline of Response and Recovery: Calls for Adequate Investments At Local Level

[UNDP] New York — COVID-19 shutdown measures have had economic impacts far beyond city boundaries as urban economies account for 80 per cent of global GDP. The response should tackle the inequalities and long-term development deficits that have been exposed and made marginalized groups more vulnerable. National COVID-19 stimulus packages must boost the capacity of local actors – including the budgetary capacity of local governments to quickly respond to and recover from this crisis, according to the new UN Policy Brief releRead the Original Article