Bella Bird of the World Bank, Sharmarke Farah of the government of Somalia, and Jonathan Papoulidis of World Vision join me to discuss the potential of country platforms for aid coordination—specifically the history and progress of Somalia's platform, the importance of country ownership, and how to make the best use of lessons learned.
CGD Policy Blogs
COVID-19 Has Forced Exams To Be Suspended Across West Africa. Should They Be Overhauled Before They Restart?
Earlier today the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations were suspended due to the threat of COVID-19. The cancellation does provide an opportunity to take a closer look at the exams and make sure that—when students do return—they will face a fair test.
It was bound to happen: the Covid-19 strain of the coronavirus has come to sub-Saharan Africa. Based on our experiences fighting Ebola in Liberia, here's what African countries need to do now.
With a number of African countries confirming their first cases of COVID-19 and the continent bracing for major outbreaks, health system resilience and basic functionality emerge once again as the determining factor for a successful response.