Useful Links Concerning COVID-19

OPHI COVID-19 media coverage

OPHI Update March 2019Note on the COVID-19 pandemic to colleagues working on multidimensional poverty.
University of Oxford – ‘Threat of Covid-19 to global poor’, 15 April 2020. 
Hindustan Times
‘Covid-19: Nearly 60 million of India’s poor most vulnerable, says Oxford study’, 17 April 2020.
Samuel Centre for Social ConnectednessPartner Spotlight: ‘Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors’.
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics – PIDE PresentsDr Nadeem Ul Haque (VC PIDE) in conversation with Dr Sabina Alkire (Director, OPHI).
Dimensions Magazine May 2020‘The Threat Posed by COVID-19 to People Living in Poverty’ and ‘Multidimensional Poverty and the Risk from COVID-19’.
The Independent‘History tells us coronavirus pandemic could lead to global reduction in poverty Oxford academic says’, 17 May 2020.
Zetland_‘Coronakrisen har vendt kurven i verdens mest opløftende graf. Sådan er kampen mod ekstrem fattigdom ved at ændre sig’, 10 June 2020.
Project Syndicate ‘Keeping Poverty Reduction Front and Center’, 29 July 2020.
El Pais – ‘Una oportunidad para reducir la pobreza en todas sus dimensiones’, 11 August 2020.
Dimensions Magazine August 2020 Special The Effect of COVID-19 on Multidimensional Poverty

Key organizations

Below are links to several organizations undertaking research on COVID-19 responses, policy and poverty.

Collections of related information
WHO COVID-19 database of global literature on the pandemic
Gentilini, U. (World Bank), Almenfi, M. (World Bank), and Dale, P. (UNICEF) (2020). ‘Social protection and jobs responses to COVID-19: A real-time review of country measures’, World Bank Living Paper, 8 May, 2020.

COVID-19 data
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Open Data Watch
Our World in Data
World Health Organization (WHO)

Statistical bodies with COVID-19 updates
DHS Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
UN DESA UN Statistics Division – Data 
UN DESA UN Statistics Division COVID-19 Response 
Paris 21

GIS mapping
Africa GeoPortal

Mobile phone data

Poverty responses
Global Coalition to End Child Poverty
Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker
Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness
Save the Children
World Bank (and LSMS)

Private sector
sOPHIa Oxford – OPHI spin off SOPHIA Oxford is working with the private sector on COVID-19 response. In a time of limited resources, both governments and the private sector need good data to be efficient and effective in their programmes.

Selected papers relevant for multidimensional poverty measurement

Gonzales, R. et al. (2020). ‘Work-Related and Personal Predictors of COVID-19 Transmission’, Preliminary Briefing. 
The Lancet ‘Redefining vulnerability in the era of COVID-19’, Vol. 395, No. 10230, P1089, 04 April 2020.
Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission Study Group (2020). ‘NCDI Poverty Commission: bridging a gap in universal health coverage for the poorest billion’, The Lancet,  September 14 2020.
Paris 21
‘Combating covid-19 with data: What role for National statistical systems?’, Policy Brief, 14 April 2020.
Paris 21‘Addressing COVID-19: How are national statistical offices in low- and middle-income countries doing?’, Board Meeting 7–8 April 2020.
PCUP‘Covid-19 y Pobreza multidimensional en el Perú’, editorial, 19 April 2020.
UNICEF‘COVID-19 Pandemic and implementation of MICS’, News, 31 March 2020. 
Tavares, F. and Betti, G. (2020). ‘Vulnerability poverty and COVID-19 risk factors and deprivations in Brazil’, Preliminary Briefing.

Selected articles on poverty and poverty reduction

Sen, A. (2020). ‘ A better society can emerge from the lockdowns’, Financial Times, 15. April 2020.
Abi-Habib, M. (2020). ‘Millions had risen out of poverty: Coronavirus Is pulling them back’, The New York Times, 30 April 2020.
The Economist (2020). ‘The great reversal’, 23 May 2020.
Save the Children (2020). ‘Protect a Generation: The impact of COVID-19 on children’s lives’ September 2020.  
The Economist (2020). ‘From plague to penury: The pandemic is plunging millions back into extreme poverty’, 26 September 2020. 
The Economist (2020). ‘Fall out from covid-19 will swell the ranks of the global poor’, 17 November 2020.