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Queen Mary Global Policy Institute

Covid-19 Interactive Map

This website and featuring interactive map are part of the project ‘A global mapping of the use of expertise and evidence-informed policies in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic’, funded by Research England Quality-related Research Strategic Priorities Fund, Queen Mary University of London.

One of the project’s key aims was to create a database on how governments across the globe employed expertise and evidence-informed policies to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. The database covers twenty-four countries from across the globe with diverse economic conditions, governance regimes and levels of public trust. The selected cases cover the full performance spectrum with respect to pandemic management and provide a diverse set of illustrative cases that encourage further single-case or comparative analysis.

The database gathers data on the institutions and bodies that provided expert knowledge to policymakers, the disciplines that informed policies, the decision-making bodies that were in position to apply evidence-informed polices, the role of experts in the government’s communication strategy, the role of regional/subnational level in the translation of expertise into measures, and lastly, shifts in public trust towards the government and experts during the pandemic. Material has been drawn from official documents issued by the governments under examination, international organizations’ reports (e.g., OECD and WHO), other databases related to the management of the pandemic (e.g., ‘COVID-19 Global Response Index’ and ‘OECD’s STIP COVID-19 Watch’), and well-regarded media and academic sources.

How to cite this website: Ladi, S., Panagiotatou, D., and Angelou, A. (2021). A global mapping of the use of expertise and evidence-informed policies in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic: The Database. Website Publisher Name. https://URL. (retrieval date required)

To read more about the team involved in this project please go to our about the team page.

How to use this map

Click on any of the markers to reveal a link to information about how that country employed expertise and evidence-based policies to respond to the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, the main institutions and bodies that provided expert knowledge to policymakers, the disciplines that informed policies, the decision-making bodies that were in position to apply evidence-informed polices, the role of experts in the government’s communication strategy, and shifts in public trust towards the government and experts during the pandemic.