Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Scorecard for Africa - 2020

Data Points

IMPORTANT: When Accountability International first began tracking the COVID-19 pandemic, our grading of the number of positive cases had as our worst-case scenario (Grade E) countries with more than 1,000 cases. Since the caseloads have increased significantly, with two African countries surpassing the 5,000 barrier, from May 14th, 2020, we have raised the ceiling for Grade E to more than 10,000 cases and have adjusted the rest of the grading in line with that. Comparisons reaching from before to after May 14th, 2020 must thus rely on the numbers and not the grading.

'Doing what we do best: Using facts and scorecards to build Transparency, Dialogue, and Action in the response to COVID-19 in Africa!'

It is vital to have an independent, civil society driven analysis of the COVID - 19 data for Africa, and one which connects the various issues of health, human rights, socio-economics and accountability to Africa community leaders and human rights activists. Scorecards are what we do, and we wish to support the response to COVID-19 by doing what we do best.

Long term goal

Improve accountability from African governments to respond to Corona Virus pandemic.

Short term objectives

  1. Provide stakeholders, especially civil society, with data analysis in the form of a Scorecard on Corona Virus outbreak in Africa for their own use and advocacy at country level.
  2. Highlight the linkages between the various areas of research and how they more acutely affect marginalised people in Africa.
  3. Identify best practices and assist on sharing to increase replication of successful tactics.
  4. For civil society to document the epidemic as it occurs for future learnings and advocacy, and to increase accountability.