Exploring and learning from evidence, policy and systems responses to COVID-19 in West and Central Africa

Project Details


The learning taking place around COVID-19 as an emergent pandemic calls for different forms of relevant, accessible evidence to plan and implement equitable health-related responses. This project seeks to build collaborative learning in and across countries and regionally in West Africa between formal reported evidence and the experiential learning from implementation in countries.
The work will compile what is available in the short term to inform responses and as a basis for regional discussion on follow up implementation research and policy dialogue.
Work stream 1 will gather and organize epidemiological, public health, health system, health technology capacities and other sectoral evidence relevant to public health planning, policy and intervention responses to the epidemic in the short and medium term. The work will report on comparative findings and areas for inclusion in sub-regional observatories and propose areas for follow up work.
Workstream 2 will explore and document a timeline of experiences at national and subnational level on the responses to COVID; compared and contrasted across countries and sub-regional contexts; that can provide a foundation for understanding and supporting national and sub-national health systems responses through and beyond the current COVID-19 situation, including to propose areas for follow up work.
Workstream 3 will support coordination across the workstreams and collaborative learning across the different bodies of evidence, and with the regional organisations WAHO review and identify key learning from the findings
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/01/23


  • International Development Research Centre: €54,432.00


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