Showing all Publications in Covid 19

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Policymaking in uncertain times: Smart containment with active learning

    Policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic are being implemented with very limited information. There is already some evidence, however, that the longer lockdowns last, the more likely the economic and non-COVID-19 health impact of the lockdowns could outweigh the potential health impacts of the virus for some countries. Rethinking the way countries undertake policymaking in...

    6 May 2020 | Astrid Haas, Adnan Khan, Asim Khwaja

  • Publication - Policy paper

    IGC COVID-19 guidance note: Containment strategies and support for vulnerable households

    Policymakers across the developing world need to make rapid decisions on their COVID-19 response with little available data or guidance. IGC is working to support these decision-making processes by increasing the supply of data and providing relevant policy guidance. This policy guidance note provides practical and specific policy guidance, based on the limited evidence...

    29 Apr 2020 | Jonathan Leape

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    A social protection response to COVID-19 in developing countries

    This brief was published as part of the IGC’s ongoing response to the economic challenges of COVID-19. At the time of writing, there were over 2.5 million reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 170,000 deaths. Yet an accurate picture of the impact of the virus in the developing world is missing, particularly in relation to governments’ ability to cope...

    22 Apr 2020 | Shahid Vaziralli

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Policy brief: Coronavirus response policy needs and opportunities

    This policy brief discusses essential medical, implementation, economic and social, and political considerations for the Government of Myanmar (GoM), civil society organisations (CSOs), and religious leaders in collaboratively responding to the challenges posed by coronavirus to Myanmar. The issues explored here are explained in more detail in an accompanying full-length...

    3 Apr 2020 | Aung Hein, Paul Minoletti

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Policy report: Coronavirus policy response needs and options for Myanmar

    Coronavirus is now confirmed to be present in Myanmar, and the actual number of infections is likely to be considerably higher than just the small number of cases (five as of March 27th, 2020) confirmed so far. Within hours of the presence of coronavirus being confirmed in Myanmar, some residents in Yangon were engaging in panic-buying, a small indication of some of the...

    3 Apr 2020 | Aung Hein, Paul Minoletti

  • Publication - Miscellaneous

    Creating opportunity from crisis: Raising worker productivity during the pandemic

    Rwanda’s coronavirus “lockdown”, which began on Sunday 22nd March 2020, requires that a large number of people suddenly work from home. This has become increasingly common globally: across the EU, around 17% of employees work from outside their employer’s physical premises using ICT tools; however, working from home (WFH) is a much newer phenomenon among...

    27 Mar 2020 | Jonathan Bower