Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the International Social Security Association (ISSA) has mapped over 1400 social security responses from more than 200 countries, territories and areas around the world. The ISSA’s database on Coronavirus country measures is now part of the Oxford Supertracker, a repository of reliable international sources of information linked to COVID-19.
Seldom has a disease had such an abrupt and major global impact on people, economies and societies as that of COVID-19. Caused by a coronavirus that was unknown to almost everyone as we entered 2020, COVID-19 is today on everyone’s mind every day. International organizations, governments, civil society, universities and research organizations have worked intensively to analyse and address this global crisis.
The University of Oxford in England has embarked on an ambitious and important project to create a global directory of reliable policy trackers and surveys that can help researchers and policy makers in their work to tackle the COVID-19 crisis. More than 100 sources are included in this searchable database, which includes sources from international organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Women, the World Bank (WB) and the World Health Oragnization (WHO).
The Oxford Supertracker now includes the ISSA’s searchable database on Coronavirus country measures among its sources. This database is part of the ISSA’s broader monitor on Coronavirus – Social Security Responses, with news, data, news, analysis and webinars, aiming to assist the Association’s global membership of social security institutions. Our monitors are updated daily and they benefit from direct input from ISSA social security member institutions as well as from regular information exchanges with the ILO Social Protection Department.