Rapid gender assessment: The impact of COVID-19 on women and men in North Macedonia
UN Women commissioned Indago to conduct The Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and men in North Macedonia, and how the changing situation is affecting the socio-economic situation and livelihoods. The assessment provides an overview of the pre-crisis situation and changes with the onset of the pandemic and will serve as data source to support policymaking initiatives to address the gendered impacts of the pandemic.
The RGA provides insights into the situation at a specific moment in time between the outbreak of COVID-19 and field research from 8 to 20 May. Further analysis of the unfolding crisis and the effects of
economic recovery measures implemented after the RGA may yield additional insights on how the pandemic impacts the lives and livelihoods of women and men, particularly the most vulnerable groups.
This assessment was produced in the framework of the UN Women project “Promoting gender responsive policies and budgets: Towards transparent, inclusive and accountable governance in the Republic of North Macedonia”, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – Sida.