DossierCovid-19: One Year After

Contributions from the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung foreign offices and partners regarding the social, economic and political impacts of the Covid-19 global pandemic.


Green Ideas for the Future of Europe


Through 20 conversations with Green decision makers and civil society actors, held prior to Germany's EU Council Presidency, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has striven to contribute to a profound debate about the consequences of the pandemic and the future of the European project.


The Covid-19 Pandemic in the Global South

Case studies

In early 2020, the world was faced with an – until then – unknown virus: Covid-19. Same as the governmental reactions to the pandemic, its impact on the political and societal situation differ from country to country. These case studies shed light on the situation in Brazil, Kosovo, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines and Ukraine, focusing especially on the impacts to the health systems and democratic institutions and the situation of women and girls in the respective countries. A joint project of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union offices.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Brazil

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The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil comes in the wake of the political polarisation that was accentuated in the 2014 presidential elections and the scientific denialism used by the current government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Experts estimate that the way the president handles the most serious health crisis in recent decades is a reflection of this scenario.

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study - Ukraine

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Ukraine

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In Ukraine, especially vulnerable groups were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has become even more challenging, considering the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the unstable political system.

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study - Kosovo

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Kosovo

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“In the midst of the pandemic, Kosovo became a country left with a caretaker government, crippled parliamentary competencies and entered a new political crisis” - An insight into the current situation in Kosovo.

Covid-19 in the Global South - Nigeria

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Nigeria

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In Nigeria, the healthcare system was not prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about how the pandemic affected a country where more than half the population lacks access to primary medical care while Nigerian doctors seek employment abroad.

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study - Philippines

Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Philippines

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With 2020 about to end, the buoyant picture of a surging Philippines economy has been replaced by the image of a country unable to find its way out of a terrible health and economic crisis.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Morocco

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What are the impacts of the pandemic in Morocco? The main challenge ahead is economic recovery: getting the economy back on track, regenerating jobs, and attracting investments are at the top of the government’s priorities.