Policy Update

Canada's International Development Research Centre shares digest of COVID-19 research

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is developing a digest of existing global "annotated online literature" informing responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of this digest is to comprehensively and regularly compile and share knowledge and best practices with international development researchers and practitioners.

The literature is organized by region (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa) and tackles the following themes:

  1. Food security;
  2. Health systems and responses;
  3. Data, surveillance, and artificial intellegence (AI);
  4. Development and research;
  5. Economic impact, fiscal response, and financing the global response; and
  6. Gender.

News article - IDRC