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Comparative Policy Datasets
Public Policy Advocacy
For reasoned advice on what government should do, see:
Responses by Country
For actions taken by regional, national, and subnational governments , see:
This section includes resources that compare or analyze the policy responses taken by multiple governments acting individually.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) comparison of policy responses. Includes links to reports about containment and mitigation measures, responses by cities, and tax policy.
Use of Open Government Data in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Collaborative project to estimate and quantify the impact of government measures on the growth rate, to create an informed-decision tool for governments. Results will be used to back an open-source simulator where the effect of up to 50 government measures on the epidemic can be simulated.
Manuscript accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journal Nature. Econometric study analyzes effects of policies in 6 countries (China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, and the US), finds evidence policies have "large, beneficial, and measurable health outcomes,"
Examples of the application of the principles of transparency, accountability, and participation to the COVID-19 response from the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
Policy responses collected from a form created by OECD-OPSI. OECD have not reviewed and do not necessarily endorse the spreadsheet.
OxCGRT collects publicly available information on 11 indicators of government response, such as school closings, travel bans, or other measures.
The CoronaNet Research Project compiles a database on government responses to the Coronavirus
Working paper developing an index measure of economic stimulus. Supplemental materials include dataset of economic policy responses in 166 countries.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) tracker summarizes key economic responses taken by governments pf 193 economies to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wikipedia page collecting pandemic timelines by country.
Policy, a New-Zealand based organization tracking government responses to the pandemic
Compares China (Hubei province), Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, Italy, and the US on whether they have implemented 11 policies ranging from contact tracing to travel restrictions. Written by Washington Post journalists Adrian Blanco and Marisa Bellack
The Global Detention Project has launched this platform to track how states respond to the Covid-19 pandemic with measures to safeguard the wellbeing of migrants and asylum seekers.
Report from University of Cambridge (UK) Institute for Manufacturing reviews the current manufacturing policy responses to COVID-19 by 10 countries and the EU.
A resource center curated by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School,with cases, teaching, policy solutions, and other examples of how governments are responding to the outbreak.
Includes a table and maps comparing European countries on policies restricting schools and universities, travel, and events, and sport, as well as several maps.
Preliminary study by Uppsala School of Government Axel Cronert finds that schools were closed sooner in countries that had more democratic governments but lower state administrative capacity.
Privacy International collection of technological responses by governments with the potential to undermine privacy.
This tracker monitors government responses to the pandemic that affect civic freedoms and human rights, focusing on emergency laws. Developed by the International Centre for Not-for-profit Law, the European Centre for Not-for-profit Law and the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
✉️@covid19policies on Twitter
Map of lockdown and stability status for nations and US states.
Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guides, lists and describes travel restrictions by country.
Running list and summary table of eviction protections by US states and local governments from tenants' rights blog Augrented.
Lobbying consultancy MultiState provides a dashboard of policy responses by US state governments.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) collection of air travel restrictions worldwide.
Website by Joseph Allen, Barry Bloom, Caroline Buckee, Yonatan Grad, Bill Hanage, Marc Lipsitch and Michael Mina (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and For Health Healthy Buildings program)
This section includes information about responses by organizations such as the United Nations that involve multiple governments working together across regions.
Library of UN organisations and agencies published responses to Coronavirus
UN responses and information split by agency and topic
Coronavirus global health emergency information from the United Nations.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic information from the World Health Organization, a United Nations agency.
In these remarks, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Dr. Tedros) recommended a 4-pronged strategy: prepare and be ready; detect, prevent and treat; reduce and suppress; innovate and improve.
UNESCO's support for governments for distance learning, scientific cooperation, and information support, including global tracking of school closures.
Reports an online meeting convened March 30 for representatives of science ministries.
Data on local and national school closures. Support for governments where education is disrupted.
Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank offers this advice to those evaluating public programs to address ethical, conceptual, and methodological challenges during the pandemic.
Is coordinating between public sector representatives from NATO countries and private sector activities regarding COVID-19 response efforts.
This could be interesting with the help of others and create an interactive map that denotes what each country has done in response to the ongoing situation with maybe a news/ social media feed right beside it? If anyone is interested, please join the Government Whatsapp chat linked at the top.
COVID-19: List of ideas to reduce the direct harm from the virus, with an emphasis on unusual ideas
List of ideas for reducing the direct harm from COVID-19 by quantitative strategist Justin Shovelain published on Less Wrong applied rationality blog.
Strategies and tech to flatten the curve and maintain the economy
3p. Anonymous author with alleged experience in the field.
We are collecting science-based estimates of the impact of different measures that can be taken. Please think and calculate along! This information is very valuable for informed government decisions, and will also be used to back an open source simulator/monitor based on this very accurate model: 🔗gzt.be/covid19-breathing-machine/impact-covid19-on-belgian-health-care-system/ Decision makers are already following our work, so all contribution will find their way up .Thank you!
15p. Ir. Lize Raes (supplying Belgian government with accurate projection for hospital capacity) + PwC