Social restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic and job losses from the economic downturn all take their toll on people’s physical health and psychological wellbeing. This column reports evidence on how the mental health of individuals in Tunisia was affected during Covid-19 crisis.
Rates of vaccination against Covid-19 are still disappointingly low in Africa. This column, originally published at Al Jazeera, argues that with supply issues slowly being resolved, the continent’s priority should shift to addressing logistical problems and fighting vaccine hesitancy.
Entrepreneurship has come to be considered one key to countries’ economic development. This column assesses the connection between entrepreneurship and the economic development of nine economies in the Middle East and North Africa over the period from 2006 to 2018.