A novel dataset of governments’ responses to COVID-19 all around the world
Auteur : Simon Porcher
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, governments all around the world have
implemented public health and economic measures to contain the spread of the virus and to support the economy. Public health measures include domestic lockdown, school closures and bans on mass gatherings among others. Economic measures cover wage support, cash transfers, interest rates cuts, tax cuts and delays, and support to exporters or importers. This paper presents a unique living dataset of governments’ responses to COVID-19. The dataset codes the various policy interventions with their dates at the country-level for more than 200 countries in the first quarter of 2020. The generation of detailed data on the measures taken by governments can help generate robust evidence to support public health and economic decision making.