Fighting Covid-19 amidst Civil Conflict: Micro-level evidence from Burkina Faso
Mohammad Sepahvand () and
Philip Verwimp ()
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Philip Verwimp: ECARES and Université libre de Bruxelles
No 368, HiCN Working Papers from Households in Conflict Network
How does violent conflict affect the spread of Covid-19? In this paper we analyze how violent conflict influences the adoption of preventative measures and infection rate in a very poor, conflict-affected country, Burkina Faso. We use a unique panel of 1,919 households surveyed during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and merge these data with indicators of violence at the municipality and regional level. Infection data are leveraged from 65 test centers across the country. We find a lower adoption rate of preventive measures, and a higher infection rate in areas affected by violence. We control for various socio-economic characteristics and discuss potential mechanisms. We argue that political interventions towards peace and stability also help to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Keywords: Burkina Faso; Covid-19; Poverty; Violent conflict (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 D91 I12 I15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 60 pages
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Working Paper: Fighting Covid-19 amidst Civil Conflict: Micro-level Evidence from Burkina Faso (2022)
Working Paper: Fighting Covid-19 amidst Civil Conflict: Micro-Level Evidence from Burkina Faso (2022)
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