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

Global Health Security Index



Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO)

UWA Public Policy Institute


Grattan Institute

The Conversation

Two COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates Induce Immune Response In Healthy Volunteers

Hydroxychloroquine May Cause More Harm Than Benefit To COVID-19 Patients, Says New Lancet Study

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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What social scientists need us to know

From the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab

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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.

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How Digital Contact Tracing Slowed Covid-19 in East Asia

But this use of technology raises sobering policy questions about data sovereignty and privacy.

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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.

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Countries Pledge 7.36 Billion Euros Towards Global COVID-19 Response – Nearly Reaching Goal

The ABCs of the post-COVID economic recovery

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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. 

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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. 

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Mexico’s COVID-19 distance education program compels a re-think of the country’s future of education

Brookings Institute – Because of their physical distance from schools and gender norms that keep them at home, Mexico’s rural indigenous girls are in great need of distance education programs that can be consumed safely during the coronavirus pandemic. María Cristina Osorio Vázquez highlights several red flags that must be addressed to ensure effective learning.

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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.

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