COVID-19 Stats

cases in the world
economic papers published
Trillion committed to the COVID-19 response (as of October 2020)

source: JHU, Collabovid, Devex

Why C19economics?

COVID-19 has become the most researched disease outbreak in history. Evidence on the financing, costs and impact of COVID-19 is critical in supporting countries across the world in planning their COVID-19 response.

We have built as a platform to enable, improve and share health economics evidence to inform COVID-related decision making and policies globally, with a focus on low and middle income countries (LMICs). 

  • Pressing need to make policy decisions quickly

    especially in low and middle income countries, where health systems and governance may be fragile.

  • Need for peer learning and support

    for analysts working to provide policy makers with health economics evidence

  • Restrictions in travel

    limiting the possibilities to meet and share evidence and research in person

  • Current lack of a platform

    for health economics which connects researchers and decision-makers

Our Mission

We are a community of academics, practitioners and external partners supporting countries in their COVID-19 response. 

We created the to curate experiences, data, tools and analyses and support health economists to generate evidence for policy across LMIC settings in a demand driven and scientifically robust fashion.

Our goal is to facilitate the sharing of experiences and provide analysts with access to a focused set of resources, and a space to informally receive peer support and review, given the pressures to produce rapid results in an emerging field.

We also aim to provide decision makers with a space to access analyses and summaries of relevant evidence as it emerges directly to shape national and regional decision making.

Who we are

This platform has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and is supported by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the International Decision Support Initiative (Center for Global Development, HITAP)

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