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Sub-Saharan countries are taking on more debt, and women will bear the brunt of repaying it

Posted on 28 July 2020

The latest opinion piece from Matthew Barlow, Jean Grugel and Jessica Omukuti

Kaddy Mansaray, Chair of the Funkia Market Women’s Association in Sierra Leone, providing COVID-19 prevention information at the market with a poster and megaphone. Photo: Jonathan Bundu / Trócaire via a CC BY 2.0 licence

Matthew BarlowJean Grugel and Jessica Omukuti's latest opinion piece Sub-Saharan African countries are borrowing money to get through the pandemic. But servicing those debts means austerity later – and the ensuing cuts to healthcare will hurt women most has been published on the LSE School of Public Policy, Covid-19 blog section today.