This paper considers some of the macro-economic policy options that are available for reopening and rebuilding African economies post COVID-19. Several options have already been laid out in the policy brief produced by the African Development Institute (ADI), following a virtual seminar convened by the ADI in April on COVID-19 macro-economic policy responses
for Africa. A policy matrix setting out a compendium of national, regional and local options was also prepared.
Rather than duplicate the material in those documents, this paper provides a contextual framework and then expands on a few policy options in more detail, looking in particular at recovery policies that support green growth, as well as innovative approaches to funding interventions. In addition to the five recommendations emerging from our previous global survey of policymakers, we highlight eight particular interventions which we consider likely to have great merit for many African economies