International Covid-19 Policy Research and Resources
Global Sources and COVID-19 Tracking
WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
The World Health Organisation’s advice, resources, updates and mythbusters for COVID-19.
Governments are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This tool aims to track and compare policy responses around the world, rigorously and consistently.
COVID-19 Policy Watch
Tracking governments’ responses to the pandemic. Explore policies by country or by topic.
UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab
The UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab works on the emerging issues of knowledge co-production and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Statistical Insights: Small, Medium and Vulnerable. SMEs are particularly at risk of failure from prolonged coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures, and account for 75% of all jobs in directly affected sectors.
COVID-19 Disease Map
Universite du Luxembourg
We aim to establish a knowledge repository of molecular mechanisms of COVID-19 as a broad community-driven effort.
Here we share resources and best practices to develop a COVID-19 Disease Map of these mechanisms.
The COVID-19 Disease Map is an assembly of molecular interaction diagrams, established based on literature evidence.
We focus on host-pathogen interactions specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Africa Centre for Disease Control
The Global Health Network
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
- ECA COVID-19 Response
Innovative tech and connectivity key to fighting COVID-19 in Africa
- The economic impact of COVID-19 on African cities likely to be acute through a sharp decline in productivity, jobs & revenues
Health Policy Watch
International Labour Organisation
The Global Health Network
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
World Economic Forum
Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO)
- Science disinformation in a time of pandemic
- Gender experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown
- How COVID-19 is changing research culture
- More than isolated: the experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Like a virus: the coordinated spread of coronavirus disinformation
- Global attitudes to COVID-19 pandemic and response
- Recommendations on privacy and data protection in the fight against COVID-19
- COVID-19, digital inclusion and online education: APO Digital Inclusion Collection Brief April 2020
- What will the airline industry look like post COVID-19? Why the era of cheap flights might be over
- Fix housing and you’ll reduce risks of coronavirus and other disease in remote Indigenous communities
- Working from home: opportunities and risks
- Community services responses to COVID-19
- Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: perspectives on public policy
- COVID-19 toolkit
- School closures will increase inequality unless urgent action closes the digital divide
- Digital inclusion and COVID-19: CSI response
- Home learning and COVID-19: CSI response for students and parents/caregivers
- Ministerial briefing paper on evidence of the likely impact on educational outcomes of vulnerable children learning at home during COVID-19
- The experience of volunteers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic
UWA Public Policy Institute
- COVID-19: The politics of economics and adjustment: Hard exit
- COVID-19: The politics of economics and adjustment: The psychology of panic buying
- COVID-19: The politics of economics and adjustment: Bring manufacturing back!
- Leading in a Crisis: Using adaptive leadership to shape the COVID-19 crisis response
- Leading in a crisis: Strategic crisis leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Coronavirus: Where to get reliable information on COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand
- Reducing the psychological impact of quarantine: a guide for managers
- Leading in a crisis: Committing to clear crisis communications
- WHAT CAN THE POLICY SCIENCES TELL US ABOUT COVID-19?
VOX CEPR Policy Portal
- The large and unequal impact of COVID-19 on workers
- The European response to the Covid-19 crisis: A pragmatic proposal
- Repair and reconstruct: A Recovery Initiative
- The underpinnings of Sweden’s permissive COVID regime
- COVID-19: Job displacement in emerging markets
NIHR Policy Research Programme Reviews Facility
Taylor & Francis
- COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus Content
Free to Access
The Coronavirus Pandemic: Canada’s Response – Policy Options
Government of Canada’s response to COVID-19
Canada’s plan to mobilize science to fight COVID-19
Prime Minister outlines Canada’s COVID-19 response
Prime Minister announces further support to help Canadians in need
Prime Minister announces more support for workers and businesses through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)
Risk-informed decision-making guidelines for workplaces and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus disease COVID-19 – Public Health Agency of Canada
Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – Canada Revenue Agency
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Canada Revenue Agency
Documents reveal glimpse into Canada’s early COVID-19 plans – CTV News
Canada and Australia: A tale of two COVID-19 responses – The Globe and Mail
United States of America
- Contact-tracing apps are political
Americas Society/Council of the Americas
The Global Health Network
World Economic Forum
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
United Nations Development Programme
Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: A study contains bad news and good news about Covid-19 misinformation — and a new insight that may help reduce the problem.
Protecting scientific diversity
University of Göttingen:
The COVID-19 pandemic means that scientists face great challenges because they have to reorient, interrupt or even cancel research and teaching. A team of international scientists are highlighting the precarious situation of many scientists and calling for a collective effort by the scientific community, especially from its leadership, to protect decades of effort to build an inclusive scientific community.
Only 1 in 3 COVID-19 research authors are women, and even fewer are senior authors
BM: Women make up only a third of all authors who have published research on COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic in January this year, and even fewer of them are senior authors on these papers, suggests a recent analysis.
How COVID-19 is changing research culture
Landscape trends and cultural changes in the global research system
Physicians give first comprehensive review of COVID-19's effects outside the lung
From Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Based on their experience treating COVID-19, physicians have assembled critical information about the coronavirus’s effects on organs outside the lungs.
Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Needs To Be Incorporated Into COVID-19 Recovery Plans To Prevent ‘Massive’ Mental Health Crisis
Global attitudes to COVID-19 pandemic and response
The Australia Institute’s International & Security Affairs Program surveyed nationally representative samples of people in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy and South Korea about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Which COVID-19 models should we use to make policy decisions?
A new process to harness multiple disease models for outbreak management has been developed by an international team of researchers. The team will immediately implement the process to help inform policy decisions for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Study accurately tracks COVID-19 spread with big data
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately track the spread of COVID-19 using population flow data, and establishing a new risk assessment model to identify high-risk locales of COVID-19 at an early stage, which serves as a valuable toolkit to public health experts and policy makers in implementing infectious disease control during new outbreaks.
The economic impact of COVID-19 on African cities likely to be acute through a sharp decline in productivity, jobs & revenues
As part of its analysis to inform COVID-19 policy responses, the Economic Commission for Africa, is calling for adequate consideration of the vulnerability of city economies as African governments consolidate efforts and define stimulus measures to mitigate national and regional economic impacts.
Navigating the clean energy transition during the COVID-19 crisis
:In a Commentary published April 29 in the journal Joule, energy and climate policy researchers in Switzerland and Germany provide a framework for responsibly and meaningfully integrating policies supporting the clean energy transition into the COVID-19 response in the weeks, months, and years to come.
COVID-19: Exposing & Exacerbating Global Inequality
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds and the global economy grinds to a halt, how has this pandemic exposed inequalities in access to medical care, employment, and countries’ abilities to protect their citizens?
Gender Equality is a Key Factor for Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable Growth: Alicia Bárcena
“The future post COVID-19 needs women,” ECLAC’s Executive Secretary stressed during a virtual seminar organized by UN Women on domestic violence in the context of the current crisis.
How Digital Contact Tracing Slowed Covid-19 in East Asia
But this use of technology raises sobering policy questions about data sovereignty and privacy.
During coronavirus, we need social sciences and humanities more than ever. This is why
To really understand how this pandemic is impacting all of us, and what we can do about it, we should look to social sciences, humanities and the arts. These areas have a lot to offer in the time of coronavirus — in ways that might surprise you.
The ABCs of the post-COVID economic recovery
World Health Assembly Resolution On COVID-19 Response: The Stark Choices Faced In A Polarized World Of Global Health
As the 73rd World Health Assembly approaches, the European Union-sponsored draft resolution on the COVID-19 response is gathering steam and storm as it rolls closer to the planned opening of the Assembly on 18 May – with far less clarity about how it might actually hit the shores of the public debate.
Rare, Severe COVID-19-Associated Illness Reported In UK and US Children
A rare, severe inflammatory illness – largely believed to be associated with COVID-19 – is putting children in ICUs in the United Kingdom and the United States.
What Is Next for Online Learning During and After COVID-19
While there will be an announcement at some point about a gradual return to “normal”, it will in fact be some time before any semblance of normal is the reality. As a result, faculty, instructors, colleges, universities, and other education and training providers must prepare for a prolonged period of teaching online.
Fighting Misinformation During COVID-19
On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale on Tuesday, we marked International Nurses Day, a day for the world to focus on the invaluable role that nurses play in our society. They not only have a tremendous role in health settings but are also crucial for the economic wellbeing and national security of the world.
Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality
American Heart Association: Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have COVID-19. The wide range of complications associated with COVID-19 likely explain the worse outcomes.
COVID-19 brain complications found across the globe
University of Liverpool: Cases of brain complications linked to COVID-19 are occurring across the globe, a new review has shown. The research found that strokes, delirium and other neurological complications are reported from most countries where there have been large outbreaks of the disease.
New Digital Tools Bring Up Old Ethical Dilemmas Around Public Health Surveillance In The COVID-19 Response
Study supports link between COVID-19 and 'COVID Toes'
A new study provides evidence supporting a link between ‘COVID toes’ — red sores or lesions on the feet and hands in children and young adults — and COVID-19.
Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: a practical guide
International Labour Organisation
The purpose of this guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector organisations can develop or update their own teleworking policies and practices.
Elsevier Coronavirus Research Hub
Elsevier coronavirus and Covid-19 related full text articles and chapters will be provided for as long as needed while the public health emergency is ongoing. Research tools and selected Virology and Infectious Disease Journals are open to coronavirus researchers through 28th of October 2020.