Politicians, policy makers and public servants have never faced a situation like this. They immediately need policies that really work. Best practices can serve as an inspiration, a starting point and a proof of concept.
Virtual assistant providing reliable information
In Latvia, an easily integrable chatbot offers reliable information on Covid-19.
Virtual town hall meetings
The Mayor of Oakland is holding virtual town hall meetings to answer questions and to inform residents about the Covid-19 situation.
Using AI as early warning system
Artificial intelligence technology mines through news reports and online content to help experts recognize anomalies. When diseases first pop up in different areas of a country/state/city/area, it can often be difficult for politicians and policy-makers
Policy lessons from the crisis
The Bennett Institute for Public Policy brought together a diverse group of people to understand why we consistently don’t learn lessons from situations of crisis.
A list of evidence sources for health- and social-system leaders
To provide political leaders, civil servants and other decision-makers in the political and public sphere with a knowledge base, McMaster University put together a list of evidence sources.
Gender equality awareness campaign
A Turkish Mayor starts a campaign on gender equality to raise awareness on the importance of sharing household responsibilities during isolation.
A government’s initiative equips people with innovative solutions and services
To improve peoples’ lives during lockdown and quarantine, the Italian Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digitalisation launched an initiative offering citizens innovative solutions and services.
Basic income for citizens
In April 2020 the Brazilian Congress decided to implement a basic income which is more than half of the Brazilian minimum monthly wage for the time of the coronavirus crisis.
A 164m-euro call for startups and SMEs to help fight Covid-19
The European Commission looks for tech and innovative companies to find a solution treating, testing and monitoring the coronavirus outbreak.
Daily report about the current situation in Intensive Care Units
The German Interdisciplinary Association of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine publishes a daily report about the situation in German hospitals.
A conference to start a global conversation about the implications of Covid-19
To identify practical next steps for local contexts, the OECD will facilitate an international conference on the potential implications of the coronavirus crisis.
Free face masks
To make it easier for people to follow the rule to wear face masks in public, reusable face masks were delivered to each household in Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland).