Useful Links Concerning COVID-19
OPHI COVID-19 media coverage
OPHI Update March 2019 – Note on the COVID-19 pandemic to colleagues working on multidimensional poverty.
Hindustan Times – ‘Covid-19: Nearly 60 million of India’s poor most vulnerable, says Oxford study’, 17 April 2020.
Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness – Partner Spotlight: ‘Multidimensional Poverty and COVID-19 Risk Factors’.
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics – PIDE Presents – Dr Nadeem Ul Haque (VC PIDE) in conversation with Dr Sabina Alkire (Director, OPHI).
Dimensions Magazine May 2010 – ‘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.
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.
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
Mobile phone data
Global Coalition to End Child Poverty
Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker
Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness
Save the Children
World Bank (and LSMS)
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
The Lancet – ‘Redefining vulnerability in the era of COVID-19’, Vol. 395, No. 10230, P1089, 04 April 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.