The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Uganda

Modelling one-off transfers

mother, child, infant, immunization, Uganda, children, Kampala
UNICEF Uganda/2020/Kalungi


The outbreak of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented global impact, with almost no country left untouched. The first confirmed case in Uganda was reported on March 21, 2020. While COVID-19 is a health pandemic, the impacts of this pandemic is not limited to the health of a given population, but also has impacts on the economy and society’s well-being. This is in part because efforts to limit and contain the spread of COVID-19 has led to a slowdown in economic activity and people’s ability to make ends meet. For example, many in Uganda who rely on daily wages are unable to go out and work, and many business owners have seen supply chains disrupted and demand dry up.

Economic Policy Research Institute; UNICEF
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