CID Growth Lab Director Ricardo Hausmann has established a COVID-19 task force to support project counterparts across the globe. The task force has been investing in the capacity to model the pandemic at the national level, explore the macroeconomic and fiscal implications and offer strategic guidance regarding policy decisions on the economic and epidemiological fronts in our collaborator countries.

Over the past few weeks, the team has strategized with project counterparts in Albania, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Namibia, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia. On the resource page, the task force will share resources (either generated by the Growth Lab team or externally) for developing countries struggling to navigate the health and economic responses to COVID-19.