7 May 2020. EMEA is organising the webinar “COVID-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: How did containment and mitigation policies perform?”, with the participation of UfM Senior Economic Advisor, Hamed El Etreby. The webinar will discuss the effectiveness and socio-economic impacts of policy measures taken in the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa with a view to advance further in the policy response assessment at three levels:
1. Preparedness and effectiveness of healthcare systems;
2. Completeness and timeliness of COVID-19 containment policies; and
3. Comprehensiveness (and solidarity) of the socio-economic mitigation policies.
This will be the first webinar under the EMEA research initiative on COVID-19 and motivated by the recently published study on “COVID-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: Diagnosis, Policy Responses, Preliminary Assessment and Way forward”. The study is the result of the collaboration of EMEA and EMNES researchers from across the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa.