All papers in this collection are currently free-to-view.

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent a shockwave through the international development community, raising challenges to established development policy and practice, and threatening to reverse decades of advances in levels of poverty, gender inequalities, and more. Journals like the EJDR have a critical role to play, now more than ever, in publishing rigorous and critical academic research that evaluate the impacts that COVID-19 is having and assess the implications for the international development community moving forwards.

Mindful of the need to publish academic research related to COVID-19 in a timely manner, the EJDR has put in place special procedures when it comes to submissions related to COVID-19. Thus, whilst not circumventing our rigorous process of peer review, we have sought to expedite the review process. Furthermore, we have been proactive in reaching out to researchers who are working on the impacts and implications of COVID-19. Thus, the EJDR recently published a special issue on COVID-19. This special issue is entirely free to view and can be accessed here.

Other papers related to COVID-19 have been, and will continue to be, assembled in this online special collection. These papers too are currently free-to-view.

We continue to welcome submissions on the development impacts and implications of COVID-19. Please check this page regularly, as papers will be added to this collection on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19 and the Performance of Exporting Companies in Benin
Augustin F. C. Chabossou, Gbêtondji Melaine Armel Nonvide, Boris O. K. Lokonon, Cocou Jaurès Amegnaglo & Laurent G. Akpo

The Luxury of Lockdown
Mehdi Shiva & Hassan Molana

COVID-19 and Global Poverty: Are LDCs Being Left Behind?Giovanni Valensisi

Governance of Eswatini Apparel Regional Value Chains and the Implications of Covid-19
Giovanni Pasquali & Shane Godfrey

An Ethnographic Examination of People’s Reactions to State-Led COVID-19 Measures in Sierra Leone
Jess Jones

The emergence of Urban Community Resilience Initiatives During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Exploratory Study
Jan Fransen, Daniela Ochoa Peralta, Francesca Vanelli, Jurian Edelenbos & Beatriz Calzada Olvera


Malawi at the Crossroads: Does the Fear of Contracting COVID-19 Affect the Propensity to Vote?
Gowokani Chijere Chirwa, Boniface Dulani, Lonjezo Sithole, Joseph J. Chunga, Witness Alfonso & John Tengatenga