Commodity exporter’s vulnerabilities in times of COVID-19: the case of Ghana

Nana Amma Asante-Poku, Sophie Van Huellen

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The measures put into place to mitigate the COVID-19 health crisis around the world have disrupted global supply chains and sent commodity prices tumbling. We argue that, while the nature of the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented, the unfolding consequences for primary commodity export-dependent economies are not. By developing a state-centred adaptive supply chain resilience framework and drawing on past experiences, we identify three impact channels that are specific to
commodity exporters: a price, a supply chain and a financial channel. Taking Ghana as a case study, we show how the interplay of these three channels can be particularly damaging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-144
Number of pages23
JournalCanadian Journal of Development Studies
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2021


  • Adaptive resilience
  • COVID-19
  • F15
  • F62
  • H12
  • Q02
  • commodity prices
  • global supply chain
  • supply chain resilience
  • vF34

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global Development Institute


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