Coronavirus economic vulnerability, economic impact and economic policy response tracker.

We are examining the vulnerability of countries to the coronavirus outbreak, the economic impacts and policy responses.

This page will be updated regularly.

This ODI resource combines some outputs:

Vulnerability assessments and impacts

Economic vulnerabilities to health pandemics: which countries are most vulnerable to impact of coronavirus – Sherillyn Raga and Dirk Willem te Velde, 5 February 2020

Economic impacts of and policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic- early evidence from Africa -Dirk Willem te Velde, 23 March 2020

Trade and the coronavirus: Africa’s commodity exports expected to fall dramatically – Max Mendez-Parra, 26 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and small states: a focus on Small and Vulnerable Economies– Jodie Keane, 27 March 2020

Trade in services and the coronavirus:  many developing countries are at risk -Max Mendez-Parra, 30 March 2020

Policy trackers

Country fiscal and monetary policy responses to coronavirus – ongoing tracker maintained by Sherillyn Raga

Donor responses to the coronavirus outbreak – ongoing tracker maintained by Sherillyn Raga

Policy Suggestions

A $100 billion stimulus to address the fall out from the coronavirus in Africa – Dirk Willem te Velde, 20 March 2020 

Three proposals to support African garments workers during the coronavirus crisis – Dominic McVey and Dirk Willem te Velde, 25 March 2020

Development finance institutions and the coronavirus crisis -Stephany Griffith-Jones and Dirk Willem te Velde, 30 March 2020


An ODI blog has various types of contributions, including:

Media List

Our analysis on the economic impacts of and vulnerabilities to the coronavirus crisis has received widespread media attention including BBC, BBC video, FT, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Quint  East African, Kenya, Daily Nation Kenya, the Africa Report (garments), the Africa Report Rwanda New Times, Pulse Ghana, Philippines Inquirer, FT Sri Lanka, Italy and many others.