COVID-19 Analysis by members and partners
Here is a snapshot of some of the COVID-19 analysis our members and partners are working on:
- Acute conflicts and humanitarian crises are often the results of the complex interactions of many factors. The majority of these factors will be altered, and likely amplified, by the spread of COVID-19. Mercy Corps’ analytics team has developed a secondary impact analysis, particularly looking at the impact of COVID-19 on conflict, humanitarian access, human rights, economy, and migratory pressures. They aim to release this report weekly to support COVID-19 response.
- ACAPS, a long-standing partner of the Start Network, has published a dataset on government measures implemented around the world in response to COVID-19. Based on secondary data review, it looks at movement restrictions, social distancing, public health, lockdowns, and social and economic measures. All of their COVID-19 resources can be found here.
- REACH, a joint initiative of ACTED, IMPACT Initiatives, and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), is continuing to evaluate and monitor the situation of those who are already vulnerable in order to help communities prepare and respond to the ongoing spread of the virus in the 20+ countries where they are present. All of their country-level analysis on the effects of COVID-19 on markets, on the humanitarian situation, and on population movements can be found here.
- ActionAid released a policy brief: Creating lasting impact: The power of women-led localised responses to COVID-19
- Finally, the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) was awarded a Collaborative Information Collection and Analysis (CICA) grant by Start Network’s Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) on April 2. They focus their analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and migrants on the move, exploring topics such as impact on their lives and migration journeys, risk awareness, access and barriers to healthcare and protection needs. They are producing rapid analysis and weekly 4Mi snapshots, both regionally and globally, with actionable recommendations for the response, based on the direct experiences of refugees and migrants themselves. You can sign up to receive their updates here and all of their COVID-19 publications can be found here. If Start Network members have ad hoc data requests for them, the data request form and instructions can be found here.
Additional resources from FOREWARN:
- MapAction has launched a service to support NGOs responses to COVID-19 through data, maps and geospatial services. These services are free of charge and can be requested here. MapAction is offering a variety of services which may be useful for agencies working in difficult COVID-19 contexts. These services could for example support agencies to identify gaps or vulnerabilities, anticipate the impact of COVID-19, or understand how COVID-19 will exacerbate other humanitarian hazards or crises. Read more about the services MapAction offer here.
- Humanitarian Data Exchange has a collection of COVID19 datasets from organisations and academic institutions leading the data work on the pandemic. Cases, deaths, tests, population and health infrastructure, indicators of interest.
- IFRC GO platform for COVID-19 designed for Red Cross and Red Crescent movement so more behind log-in including 160+ field reports directly submitted from RC/RC national societies.
- IFRC is also working on a COVID-19 Country Impact Index incorporating pandemic phase, EPI risk factors, humanitarian context, health system preparedness and capacity to respond within an analytical framework adapted from INFORM.
- IOM map of mobility impacts due to COVID-19.
- States of Fragility platform, Development Cooperation Directorate (DCD), provide resources and analysis on COVID-19 and fragile contexts.
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine produced a short brief for local-level actors on coronavirus, specifically a guide to improving handwashing behaviour
- Disaster Ready have collected a number of COVID-19 learning resources, which is collection of free resources from reputable health organisations such as WHO, CDC, KonTerra, and EJ4. It will help responders of COVID-19 to work safely and promote infection prevention, preparedness and well-being during this pandemic.
- Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe shared the set of questions aimed at guiding partners to consider how to revise their ongoing projects and to plan for new projects considering COVID-19 Preparedness, Risk Communication & Community Engagement. The intention behind this project is to place emphasis on supporting the establishment of communication mechanisms based on local structures.
- Pacific Disaster Centre document on COVID19 planning across 167 nations.
- John Hopkins mapping and trends of COVID-19
- London school of hygiene and tropical medicine: Guidance for the prevention of COVID-19 infections among high-risk individuals in camps and camp-like settings.
- FEWSNET Global Food Security Alert on how COVID-19 pandemic drives global increase in humanitarian food assistance needs
- INFORM COVID-19 Risk Index: is a composite index that identifies: “countries at risk from health and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19 that could overwhelm current national response capacity, and therefore lead to a need for additional international assistance”. Dynamic risk indicators are planned to be included.
Other resources or articles:
- OECD COVID-19 simulations
- WHO training on COVID-19
- WHO Deaths data
- Food Security and Nutrition Working Group COVID-19 alert
- WHO updated their international strategic preparedness and response plan
- Foreign Policy article on social distancing in low-income countries
- ODI – 5 lessons from Ebola
- US CDC novel coronavirus
- European CDC and cases data
- The WHO Response Strategy and Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response
- OCHA Global Humanitarian Response Plan
- IMF publication on the economic impact of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa
- Financial Tracking Service / DEVEX visualisation of funding / OCHA’s committed CERF & CBPF financing
- Humanitarian Data Exchange on Data responsibility & COVID19