Fiscal response to COVID-19 as a percentage of GDP in East Africa 2020

In an attempt to contain the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in the economy, the majority of governments in East Africa announced economic stimulus packages. As of September 2020, the fiscal relief in Ethiopia, country with most COVID-19 cases in the region, reached two percent of the Gross Domestic Product. In Kenya, the stimulus package was at 0.6 percent of the GDP.

Economic stimulus in response to COVID-19 as a percentage of GDP in East Africa as of September, 2020

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

September, 2020

Supplementary notes

The countries were assigned to the East African region following the classification done by the African Development Bank.

Figures were rounded.

No data was given on Somalia and Eritrea.

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