Lockdown measures in countries affected by the novel coronavirus have become near-universal. The economic impacts are devastating, particularly for the poorest. Lost jobs, eroded savings and continued restrictions mean many will continue to suffer even after the harshest measures are relaxed. Governments are not washing their hands of these challenges. In this article, we look at where the energy sector fits into this picture, helping alleviate the impacts and contributing to a future recovery. READ ECA’s VIEWPOINT HERE