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Data Resources for SARS-CoV-2

Policy Responses

COVID-19 US State Policy Database
https://doi.org/10.3886/E119446V2
A "[d]atabase of state policies on closures, shelter-in-place orders, housing protections, changes to Medicaid and SNAP, physical distancing closures, reopening, and more created by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health. Policies included are state-wide directives or mandates, not guidance or recommendations. In order for a policy to be included, it must apply to the entire state."

Determinants of Gubernatorial Response to COVID-19 Replication Dataset
https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/6GUPET
Daily data on U.S. states' policy responses to COVID-19, including calculated probabilities of states adopting measures that haven't yet been adopted. The data are from Carl Klarner, a prominent scholar of state politics.

State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
https://www.kff.org/health-costs/issue-brief/state-data-and-policy-actions-to-address-coronavirus/
These data from the Kaiser Family Foundation cover topics such as cases/deaths, social-distancing measures, testing, and other policy responses. Note that there are links to other COVID-related resources from the KFF, as well.

CoronaNet Research Project
https://coronanet-project.org/index.html
The CoronaNet Research Project tracks and codes governments' policy responses to COVID-19 and also provides data on testing, cases, and fatalities. The data also include country-level variables for context, such as measures of press freedom, human rights, macroeconomic indicators, and democracy scores. Data from this project are also available via the ICPSR's COVID-19 Data Repository.

Coronavirus Government Response Tracker
https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/research/research-projects/oxford-covid-19-government-response-tracker
Oxford University has been tracking government responses to the outbreak: "OxCGRT collects publicly available information on 11 indicators of government response (S1-S11). The first seven indicators (S1-S7) take policies such as school closures, travel bans, etc. are recorded on an ordinal scale; the remainder (S8-S11) are financial indicators such as fiscal or monetary measures."

COVID-19 Africa Intervention Dates
https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/353MVB
Data on policy responses to the pandemic in African countries, taken from coded reports from news media and social media.

COVID-19 Financial Response Tracker (CFRT)
https://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/program-on-financial-stability/covid-19-crisis
This policy tracker from Yale University "follows economic interventions by central banks, fiscal authorities, and international organizations aimed at combating the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic and restoring financial stability. The tracker will also highlight significant proposals from government representatives and institutions."

COVID-19 Finance Sector Related Policy Responses
https://datacatalog.worldbank.org/dataset/covid-19-finance-sector-related-policy-responses
From the World Bank: "A summary of policy measures taken by country and type of measure in support of the financial sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This dataset will be updated regularly and is a work in progress. It may contain errors and/or omissions."

COVID-19 Research
https://www.iif.com/COVID-19
The Institute for International Finance is producing reports and analyses of the effects of the pandemic on international capital flows and the implications of shifts in capital flows on lower-income countries. There are also datasets for states' policy responses and regulatory measures.

Governments' Responses to COVID-19
https://doi.org/10.3886/E119061V3
This dataset "tracks governments’ responses to COVID-19 all around the world. The dataset is at the country-level and covers the January-April 2020 period. It tracks 17 measures – 10 public health measures and 7 economic measures – taken by 228 governments. The tracking of the measures allows creating an index of the rigidity of public health measures and an index of economic response to the pandemic."

Policy Responses to COVID-19
https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19
From the International Monetary Fund: "This policy tracker summarizes the key economic responses governments are taking to limit the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tracker includes 193 economies." Note the IMF's caveats about comparing responses across countries and the extent to which the database will cover policies automatic stabilization measures that predate the pandemic.

Tackling Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has its own portal for COVID-19-related resources, including analyses and commentaries, statistical profiles of OECD members, data on health systems and infrastructure, and a policy-tracking dataset focusing on measures to address the economic consequences of the pandemic.