How countries are responding to COVID-19

Our research included a desk-based review of websites, strategy documents, grey literature reports, and academic literature. This project was screened for exemption by the Duke University Institutional Review Board as part of the study ‘Driving health progress during disease, demographic, domestic finance and donor transitions (the“4Ds”): policy analysis and engagement with transitioning countries.’

Shashika Bandara, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Ipchita Bharali, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Ashwini Deshpande, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Siddharth Dixit, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Wenhui Mao, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Kaci Kennedy McDade, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Osondu Ogbuoji, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health
Gavin Yamey, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health

Policy Report: Deshpande A, Traill T, Thura S, Kyaw ZL, La T, Win ZM, Chit PT, Bandara S, Mao W, Ogbuoji O, Yamey G. Myanmar’s policy response to COVID-19. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Report: October 2020.

Policy Report: McDade KK, Ogira D, Onyango J, Ojal J, Kokwaro G, Mao W, Yamey G. Kenya’s policy response to COVID-19. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Report: August 2020. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Report: August 2020  Available at: https://centerforpolicyimpact.org/our-work/the-4ds/kenya-policy-response-to-covid-19/

Policy Blog: Zhang J, Nonvignon J, and Mao W. How well is Ghana—with one of the best testing capacities in Africa—responding to COVID-19? Brookings Future Development. Weblog. 2020. Available at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/07/28/how-well-is-ghana-with-one-of-the-best-testing-capacities-in-africa-responding-to-covid-19/?preview_id=948409

Policy Report: Zhang J, Nonvignon J, Dixit S, Mao W, Yamey G. Ghana’s policy response to COVID-19. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Report: July 2020  Available at: https://centerforpolicyimpact.org/our-work/the-4ds/ghana-policy-response-to-covid-19/

Policy Blog: Bharali I, Kumar P, Selvaraj S. How well is India responding to COVID-19? Brookings Future Development. Weblog. 2020. Available at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/07/02/how-well-is-india-responding-to-covid-19/

Policy Report: Bharali I, Kumar P, Selvaraj S, Mao W, Ogbuoji O, Yamey G. India’s policy response to COVID-19. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Report: June 2020  Available at: https://centerforpolicyimpact.org/our-work/the-4ds/indias-policy-response-to-covid-19/

Policy Blog: Dixit S, Ogundeji YK, Onwujekwe O. How well has Nigeria responded to COVID-19? Brookings Future Development. Weblog. 2020. Available at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/07/02/how-well-has-nigeria-responded-to-covid-19/

Policy Report: Dixit S, Ogundeji YK, Onwujekwe O, Ezenwanfor C, Ohiri K, Ogbuoji O, Mao W, Bharali I, Yamey G. Nigeria’s policy response to COVID-19. The Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. Policy Report: June 2020. Available at: https://centerforpolicyimpact.org/our-work/the-4ds/nigeria-policy-response-to-covid-19/

This focus area is part of a larger project, Driving health progress during disease, demographic, domestic finance, and donor transitions (the “4Ds”)​, that is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.