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Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Kenya : Results Update (English)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had strong and lasting impacts on livelihoods of Kenyan households, with employment and income levels only slowly recovering. Most households had to implement multiple coping strategies, whereby fewer households relied on savings and more on reducing consumption as the pandemic continued. Although food security has started to improve, one in four adults still do not have enough food to eat. Access to services remained compromised nine months into the pandemic, as few children have had access to teachers and health care is still disrupted, with no visible improvements observable in the final months of 2020. The population has become less stringent in following preventive measures against Coronavirus (COVID-19). This brief focuses on the socio-economic impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kenya as of November 2020.

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Pape,Utz Johann Delius,Antonia Johanna Sophie Khandelwal,Ritika Gupta,Rhea

Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Kenya : Results Update (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/384651613652984513/Socio-Economic-Impacts-of-COVID-19-in-Kenya-Results-Update