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CSEA participates in the COMPRA review Conference

CSEA’s Executive Director, Chukwuka Onyekwena and Senior Research Fellow Mma Amara Ekeruche, attended the review conference on the COVID-19 Macroeconomic Policy Responses in Africa (COMPRA) project.

The COMPRA Project, funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), in collaboration with the South African Institute of International (SAIIA), was commissioned in August 2020.

With focus on six African countries – Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, Benin, South Africa and Nigeria, COMPRA seeks to improve the efficacy of various fiscal and monetary interventions and explore viable financing options for countries to meet the financing needed to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future shocks. It further examines how COVID-19 stimulus responses can be aligned with broader economic, technological and social system transformations to support more climate-resilient and sustainable economies.

Partners from the six COMPRA countries attended the conference in order to assess the progress of the past two years and develop strategies for the future. The conference was held from August 24th to 26th, 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.