16 June 2020

Dear Stakeholder,

We are pleased to contact you to carry out a short survey in order to receive feedback on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on African countries. The primary objective of this initiative is to assist African countries to best respond to the crisis and support businesses.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and International Economics Consulting Ltd teamed up in April 2020 to carry out a first survey and provide insights into the economic effects of the pandemic on economic activity and trade for businesses across Africa. The analysis and full report has been published and can be accessed here.

As a result of the positive feedback on the April survey, and with a view to shedding light on the policy responses and understanding how businesses are progressing during the pandemic, the team is undertaking a second round of the survey. Please also note that the scope of the questionnaire has been slightly expanded (compared to the first round) to account for issues that are gaining even more importance in the context of the pandemic and relating to supply chains, technology, competition and gender.

The results, together with an in-depth analysis, will be published by both organisations. All responses will remain strictly confidential. Results will be provided in aggregate form only and individual response will not be shared.

We thank you for your kind cooperation in filling out the questions on this on-line survey which should take about 15 minutes of your time. The deadline for completing the questionnaire is Sunday 28 June.
Yours faithfully, 

David Luke
African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC)
UN Economic Commission for Africa

Sizo Mhlanga
UNECA Sub-regional Office for
Southern Africa

Paul Baker
Chief Executive
International Economics Ltd.

For details on the survey please contact us at:

International Economics Consulting Ltd.
Grand Baie Business Park, Suites 207-208
Grand Baie – 30510 – Mauritius
Tel: +230 263 33 24
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