Questions and answers about
the economy.

Governments’ responses to Covid-19 all around the world

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. This project aims at tracking governments’ responses to Covid-19 in two different families of policy interventions - public health and economics. The coding of the data is done at the country-day level for more than 200 countries from January 1 until now. 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.

Lead investigator:

Simon Porcher


Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne

Primary topic:

Attitudes, media & governance

Region of data collection:


Status of data collection

In Progress

Type of data being collected:

Publicly availble

Unit of real-time data collection


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