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African countries responded swiftly and boldly to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. But these responses have come at a cost to recovery. Countries face fiscal vulnerabilities, up to 30 million job losses across the continent, and rising number of people pushed into poverty.
Whilst world economies are opening and moving into recovery, Africa grapples with a liquidity crisis. Vaccines are fast becoming the only economic route out of the pandemic. Yet, whilst some countries in other world regions are reaching nearly 50% population fully vaccinated, most in Africa have yet to administer at least one dose to more than 1% of their population. Access to liquidity, in tandem with fair and equitable access to vaccines, remain central to any progress on this.