In brief

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Informal Entrepreneurs in Uganda

Uganda had one of the strictest lockdowns in East Africa, including closing all but essential businesses, dusk-to-dawn curfews, and bans on both private and public transport vehicles. We take a look at how these measures affected people and businesses in the informal economy.

To read more on the study by Prof. Dr. Renate Hartwig and Tabea Lakemann click here.

For a summary of the results also see the following video:

See more of GIGA`s research on Coronavirus and the Global South.



Other News

Book |

Comparative Area Studies (CAS), the GIGA’s flagship methodological approach, keeps going strong: APSA newsletter devotes symposium to CAS and a new edited volume is under preparation.

In brief |

Review of a successful year 2019

Journal |

This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the social and political role of Chinese associations in Africa, the ideological discourse of "positive energy" in China, and the redefinition of the concept of "citizen diplomacy".