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Covid-19 social relief measures helped reduce the impact of the pandemic on people's livelihoods.
Covid-19 social relief measures helped reduce the impact of the pandemic on people's livelihoods.
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Poverty levels would have been a great deal worse, if it were not for the Covid-19 social relief measures in place during the first wave of the pandemic, a study shows.

The Southern Africa - Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme, held a webinar discussion on Monday where the spotlight was shed on a research paper focusing on the impact of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on income poverty and inequality.

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