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Impact of COVID-19 on the Yemeni economy: How the drop in remittances affected economic sectors, food systems, and households

There has been an unprecedented decline in the flow of remittances to Yemen – a vital source of money for millions – as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) multiplier model of Yemen’s economy was used to estimate the impact of lower remittances on economic sectors and employment, food systems, and household incomes. 

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
Author
Dalia Elsabbagh
Sikandra Kurdi
Manfred Wiebelt
Language
Geographic Scope
Country
Yemen
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Cross Cutting Theme
Keywords
COVID-19 and migration
Remittances
Status
Published

Impact of COVID-19 on the Yemeni economy: How the drop in remittances affected economic sectors, food systems, and households

There has been an unprecedented decline in the flow of remittances to Yemen – a vital source of money for millions – as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) multiplier model of Yemen’s economy was used to estimate the impact of lower remittances on economic sectors and employment, food systems, and household incomes. 


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