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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of people around the world, but those in developing countries are likely to suffer the most in the face of this global crisis. At the Center for International Development (CID at Harvard), we see this as a call to action. We are responding quickly in the following ways to implement solutions:

  1. We are collecting funding information for COVID-19 specific research & sharing as a common resource in a table below; 
  2. We are distributing surveys to faculty members and emerging doctoral students across Harvard to gather information about their current work on COVID-19;
  3. We are connecting researchers, foundations, and policymakers to channel our resources most effectively to solve urgent COVID-19 challenges; and
  4. We are sharing the most up-to-date work of our experts to ensure it is reaching those who need it most.

This resource page is a work-in-progress. We are updating funding opportunities as they are made available. If you are aware of additional funding opportunities, please email us to let us know.

COVID-19 Research Funding Opportunities
Current Opportunities

This list is sourced from our friends at Innovative Poverty Action (IPA). We are also adding CID specific resources. Please let us know if you are aware of additional funding opportunities, so we can share with our community. 

Organization: J-PAL SA’s Cash Transfers for Child Health (CaTCH) initiative 

ApplicationRequest for Proposals for studies directly related to Covid-19

Deadline: August 14, 2020

Funding: $67,500

Details: Given the pressing demand from policymakers for evidence that speaks to the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, CaTCH is hosting a special Request for Proposals window for studies directly related to covid-19. 

Organization: Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) New Interdisciplinary Projects in the Social Sciences

Application:  Scholarly Borderlands Request for Proposals

Deadline: N/A

Funding: $50,000

Details: The spaces between fields—or the “borderlands” between disciplines—represent unique opportunities for social inquiry. The Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Scholarly Borderlands initiative invites proposals for interdisciplinary working groups that ask novel questions, develop new frameworks, rethink methodological approaches, and find innovative answers. Scholarly Borderlands incubates high-risk, high-rewards research efforts. 

Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Application: Funding Opportunities

Deadline: Multiple

Funding: Multiple

Details: In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.

Organization: The World Bank Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) 

Application: The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF)

Deadline: Multiple

Funding: Multiple

Details: Through this call, SIEF aims to fund experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations that examine the extent to which technology can accelerate learning and skills for both children and adults in low- and middle-income countries who are currently not learning adequately with their current set of services. We encourage you to apply and pass this announcement to others who might be interested, particularly those who can quickly generate useful and actionable information on how we can help children, parents, and educators deal with the COVID-19 crisis around the world.

Organization: IZA Collaborative Research Grants

Application: IZA Grants & IZA’s Best Policy Paper Contest

Deadline: May 31 & July 31, 2020

Funding: €125,000

Details: IZA Collaborative Research Grants “Labor Market and Social Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Here, we invite proposals for original research projects on the labor market and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic that establish or strengthen collaborations between the network of IZA Research Fellows and Affiliates and the team of scholars at our headquarters in Bonn. The maximum budget of projects to be sponsored is EUR 125,000 each. Deadline for proposals: May 31, 2020. IZA’s Best Policy Paper Contest (awarded 30,000 Euro), register by May 22, paper due July 31.

Organization: Islamic Development Bank

Application: Call for Innovation via Transform Fund 2020

Deadline: June 1

Funding: $50,000 -$100,000

Details: The IsDB Group is coordinating a wide-ranging response to the impact of COVID-19. It has set up a Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility which will oversee a response package. The facility will focus on emergency preparedness to curb the spread of the COVID-19, minimizing the socio-economic impact of the pandemic especially on poor communities, and building the resilience of our Member Countries in responding to outbreaks and pandemics.

Organization: Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF)

Application: Call for Proposals 5: Can Technology Accelerate Learning and Skills?

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Funding: $300,000

Details: This call for proposals will be split into two different funding windows. First, there will be an emergency window focused on school closures resulting from the current COVID-19 global pandemic that, at the time of writing, has led more than 150 countries to close their schools, affecting more than 1.5 billion children worldwide. This window will have earlier deadlines and an expedited screening process, as it is intended to generate evidence that would be immediately useful for countries’ education systems as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, there will be a more general window for the use of digital technologies to address learning and skill deficits more broadly and for any longer-term responses to the pandemic. 

Organization: Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL)

Application:  Special ERG Call on the Economic Impacts of Coronavirus

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Funding: £10,000 -£40,000

Details:  PEDL, alongside its new partner CDC Group, is looking to fund research that can inform policymakers and other stakeholders on the economic impacts of coronavirus in developing countries so that the costs can be mitigated as much as possible

Organization: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Application:  Newton Fund Agile Response call to address COVID-19

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Funding: N/A

Details:  To address the current challenges and concerns adolescents are experiencing in response to COVID-19, create practical advice, and promote evidence-based strategies that meet the needs of young people during, and after, the pandemic.

Organization: MRC/AHRC/ESRC 

Application:  Adolescence, Mental Health and the Developing Mind: COVID-19 rapid knowledge mobilization

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Funding: £200k 

Details:  The Adolescence, Mental Health, and the Developing Mind program are inviting proposals to support rapid knowledge mobilization of current needs in adolescent wellbeing and mental health in light of the impact of COVID-19. This is expected to result in the development of a portfolio of multimedia resources that will address the current challenges and concerns adolescents are experiencing in response to COVID-19, create practical advice and promote evidence-based strategies that meet the needs of young people during, and after, the pandemic, and that can be used to provide advice and recommendations to policymakers and professionals involved in supporting young people.

Organization: Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Application: IsDB-TWAS Joint Research & Technology Transfer Grant 2020

Deadline: June 4, 2020

Funding: USD 50,000 per research group ­­– USD 100,000 total for the joint-project 

Details:  Under this program, qualified researchers from 57 IsDB countries* are invited to form a joint research collaboration consisting of two groups from different countries working on areas related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Principal Investigator (PI) must be a national of an IsDB member country and holds a PhD with good research experience and lead each research group.

Organization: Booz Allen Foundation

Application: The Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund

Deadline: June 5, 2020

Funding: $100,000

Details:  The Booz Allen Foundation has established a $1 million Innovation Fund to help non-profits, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators at colleges and universities, and start-ups and small businesses harness the power of data, technology, and diverse intellectual capital to improve COVID-19 relief efforts and make a difference. Looking for the most innovative solutions and empower the individuals and organizations behind those solutions to drive their development and implementation.

Organization: Spencer Foundation

Application: Research Grants on Education: COVID-19 Related Special Grant Cycle

Deadline: June 8, 2020

Funding: $50,000

Details: The COVID-19 Related Research Grants support education research projects that will contribute to understanding the rapid shifts in education in this time of crisis and change.

Organization: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

Application:  High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Funding: unknown

Details: AHRQ is looking to fund critical research focused on evaluating topics such as innovations and challenges encountered in the rapid expansion of telemedicine in response to COVID-19, effects on quality, safety, and value of health system response to COVID-19, and the role of primary care practices and professionals during the COVID-19 epidemic. Applicable to the U.S.

Organization: UN Women 

Application: Global Joint Program on Strengthening Methodologies and Measurement and Building National Capacities for Violence against Women Data in East and Southern Africa

Deadline: June 17, 2020

Funding: $180,000

Details: The UN Women-WHO Joint Program on VAW Data seeks to partner with an institution or consortium of institutions in the East and Southern Africa region to develop and implement the regional capacity development initiative on VAW data, with an aim at enhancing expertise and capacity of national stakeholders in the region on the measurement of VAW in alignment with globally agreed standards and principles.

Organization: MIT Solve

Application: Health Security and Pandemics Challenge

Deadline: June 18, Noon

Funding: $10,000

Details: MIT Solve, through its Health Security & Pandemics Challenge, is seeking tech innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak—for example, by improving individual hygiene, developing low-cost rapid diagnostics, analyzing data that informs decision making, and providing tools that protect health workers. All solutions selected for this global challenge will receive a $10,000 grant funded by Solve.

Organization: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Application: Call for Multidisciplinary Research into Epidemics and Pandemics in Response to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Funding: unknown

Details: This funding is available for projects addressing the prevention, early detection, containment, and investigation of the causes, impacts, and management of epidemics and pandemics, taking the example of SARS-CoV-2 and other microorganisms and viruses that are pathogenic to humans.

Organization: Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Application: Evidence for Education in Emergencies (E-Cubed) Research Fund

Deadline: July 6, 2020

Funding: $1,000,000

Details: The 2020 call for E-Cubed proposals aims to generate and disseminate relevant and usable research to support evidence for education during crises and large-scale disruptions. Looking for applicants to share proposals that address the gaps in evidence for education that have been further highlighted as a result of this global emergency. While this call for proposals encourages research in response to current COVID-19 large-scale education disruptions, proposals are not limited to this crisis.

Organization: Data.org 

Application: Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge

Deadline: July 17, 2020

Funding: $10,000,000

Details: The challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas that harness the power of data science to help people and communities thrive especially in the wake of COVID-19’s economic impact.

Organization: European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

Application: Strategic Actions to Maximize the Impact of Research on Reducing Disease Burden, in Collaboration with Development Cooperation Initiatives

Deadline: August 13

Funding: €23.4 million

Details: The purpose of this call for proposals is to support distinct strategic actions which are part of a large-scale program of development cooperation actions. Projects should focus on research to maximize the uptake of products and health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. This may include actions to: enhance the uptake of research findings or products and interventions; provide evidence to translate findings into policy guidelines and clinical practice; improve implementation, delivery and roll-out of interventions to increase population coverage, acceptability and adherence; improve the monitoring of product safety post-marketing and surveillance; pragmatic clinical trials evaluating interventions under real-world clinical care settings. The projects should be implemented in conjunction with development cooperation initiatives that are supported by national and/or international development cooperation initiatives and/or other funders, including relevant WHO initiatives where appropriate. Due to the extraordinary global crisis of COVID-19 that is also affecting African countries, this topic should also be considered by applicants.

Organization: National Institutes of Health

Application: Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle-Income Countries (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: August 24, 2020

Funding: N/A

Details: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that utilize new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics.

Organization: Merck KGaA

Application: 2020 Research Grants: COVID-19

Deadline: August 31

Funding: €500,000 

Details: Grants of 100,000 EUR - 500,000 EUR per year for up to 3 years. One topic is: Pandemic preparedness / fighting new emerging viral infectious disease. 

The 2020 research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university, or company. Applicants submit their application for the focus topics containing non-confidential information only. 

Organization: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Application: NIHR seeking Research Proposals addressing COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Deadline: September 28, 2020

Funding: £1m

Details: The focus is on understanding the pandemic and mitigating its health impacts in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) contexts. The call prioritizes epidemiology, clinical management, infection control, and health system responses. For researchers based in LMICs, eligible institutions include Higher Education Institutions and not-for-profit research institutions. Where the application is submitted by an LMIC organization, the primary headquarters of that organization must be in one of the LMIC countries where the research will take place

Organization: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Application: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Funding: No limit 

Details: Proposals with long-term, health equity focus on one of these four areas: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. The average grant is approximately $300,000, with a project timeline of 1-3 years. Proposals do not need to be related to COVID-19, though they can include a COVID-19 response component.

Organization: National Institutes of Health

Application: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program

Deadline: May 2023

Funding: Unknown 

Details: The NIH Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research.

Organization: National Institutes of Health

Application: NIH Small Research Grant Program

Deadline: May 2023

Funding: Unknown 

Details: The NIH Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. This Funding Opportunity Announcement does not accept applications proposing clinical trial(s).

Organization: Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL)

Application: ERG special COVID call

Deadline: Rolling

Funding: N/A

Details: ERGs are designed to be contracted directly with individual researchers. The individual researcher will be responsible for receiving, spending, and reporting on funds. There is typically no institutional involvement unless required, for example, to support fieldwork. In exceptional circumstances and with significant justification, contracts can be drafted with the researcher's home institution, but terms for these contracts are non-negotiable and they cannot include any home institution overhead fees.

Organization: Emergent Ventures

Application: Fast Grants: Non-scientific/biomedical COVID-19 projects

Deadline: Rolling

Funding: $50,000

Details: This call is for non-scientific/biomedical COVID-19 projects.

Organization: IPA

Application: Peace and Recovery

Deadline: Rolling

Funding: $50,000

Details: Due to the limited funding available, this funding will likely not fund entire randomized evaluations but is meant to support research projects with additions such as:

  • Adding a module to an existing survey in order to track COVID-19 exposure or response,
  • Adding a treatment arm that may support communities' resiliency in response to COVID-19,
  • Anonymizing, curating, and sharing already-collected data quickly so that it can be used for decision-making by the humanitarian community, or
  • “Downstream surveys" that follow up on a sample that participated in an already-completed randomized trial in order to identify whether the intervention studied has an impact on the communities' response to COVID-19.

Successful applicants will have a research team or staff that has the necessary experience to study the emergency response. As a result, interdisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Organization: J-PAL 

Application: Job and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) - Off-Cycle Proposals for COVID-19 Related Research

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: $50,000 

Details: J-PAL’s Jobs and Opportunity Initiative (JOI) funds randomized evaluations of strategies to address pressing labor market challenges.

JOI is now calling for proposals from J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL postdocs, and JOI invited researchers for full research projects, pilot studies, travel/proposal development grants, and policy outreach support grants.

Organization: J-PAL 

Application: Innovation in Government Initiative (IGI)  -  Mitigate the Spread and/or Consequences of the COVID-19

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: $25,000 

Details: IGI is accepting proposals for up to US$25,000 for short-term, quick-response technical assistance and/or analysis for government partners that has the potential to mitigate the spread and/or consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries, particularly for low-income and other vulnerable communities. 

Organization: J-PAL 

Application: Crime and Violence Initiative (CVI) - Off-Cycle Proposals for COVID-19 Related Research

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: $50,000

Details: CVI is now accepting off-cycle proposals for time-sensitive research that tests or supports strategies for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. 

Organization: J-PAL 

Application: Post Primary Education (PPE) - Off-Cycle Proposals for COVID-19 Related Research

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: $75,000

Details: The PPE Initiative is also accepting off-cycle proposals for time-sensitive research that tests or supports strategies for responding to COVID-19 or supports strategies for responding to COVID-19 and add-on funding for descriptive data collection around COVID-19 using samples from existing evaluations.

Organization: International Growth Center (IGC)

Application: IGC Special Call

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: £20,000

Details: Projects that would contribute to informing policy decisions in developing countries in response to the economic crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. We are particularly interested in proposals that would start to provide useful inputs to policymakers in a very short time frame.

The research priorities for this call are:

  • Measuring the economic impact on people and firms
  • Informing the immediate policy responses
  • Understanding the medium to long term implications

Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Application: Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: Unknown

Details: This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) complements a separate National Science Foundation (NSF) DCL (NSF 20-052) that referred to the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and expressed NSF's interest in accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19; to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.

Organization: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Application: Rapid Response Research (RAPID)

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: Unknown

Details: NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to explore how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19, to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention, and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge. Applications should be submitted through existing funding opportunities. In addition, NSF invites researchers to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows NSF to receive and review proposals having a severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment as well as quick-response research. 

Before you can apply to this grant, you have to be invited. Please send your idea to a program officer managing an NSF program with which the research would be aligned or to rapidcovid19@nsf.gov.

Organization: Pulitzer Center

Application: Coronavirus News Collaboration Challenge

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: No cap

Details: In addition to a strong collaboration component for reporting and publication, we encourage proposals that:

  • Focus on systemic, under-reported issues underlying the coronavirus crisis
  • Use data-driven and/or interdisciplinary approaches to reporting on coronavirus
  • Hold the powerful accountable

Organization: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Application: Support for Research on Coronavirus Outbreak

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: £65,000

Details: Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

UKRI will support excellent proposals up to 18 months duration which meet at least one of the following:

  • New research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the grant) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.
  • Supports the manufacture and/or wide-scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential
  • Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use

The Principal Investigator on the proposal must reside in the UK and be employed by an eligible UK research organization.

Organization: Paung Sie Facility (PSF)

Application: COVID-19 Prevent and Prepare Together Grants

Deadline: Rolling 

Funding: $5,000

Details: Rapid response grants to assist current or former partners to prepare for and conduct activities to build community capacity to prevent and prepare for COVID-19. Activities can be proposed as an amendment to existing work plans (for current partners) or as a new grant. Applicable only to Myanmar.


Op-Ed & Commentary

What a successful economic recovery plan must look like
June 16, 2020,  Wall Street Journal.  
Jason Furman  with coauthors Timothy Geithner Glenn Hubbard and Melissa S. Kearney presents a four-part plan for fixing the economy in the Wall Street Journal.  

What’s in a Recession?
June 15, 2020,  Project Syndicate
Jeffrey Frankel explores the meaning behind NBER's recent determination of the official start date for the current recession in the United States. 

Social Protection in Fragile States
June 11, 2020,  IGC Policy Brief  
Rema Hanna discusses the importance of social protection policies in addressing the economic impacts of COVID-19 in fragile states & makes suggestions on how policymakers can overcome the challenges of implementing them.

The Political Economy of Economic Policy
June 2020, Finance & Development IMF 
We should pay closer attention to the interactions between politics, economics, and other realms, says Jeffry Frieden.

The Long View: What COVID-19 Means for Inequality
June 4, 2020, Harvard Political Review
Director Asim Khwaja and CID Expert David Demmings quoted on the likelihood of exasperating existing inequality trends far into the future, especially in education, gender, and international development.

What Should We Be Preparing For?
May 27, 2020, Project Syndicate
Ricardo Hausmann shares insights on the importance of preparation in Project Syndicate. "For humanity, this is a 'whatever it takes' moment."

What makes cities vulnerable to COVID-19? Concentrated poverty, says econ professor
May 28, 2020, KCRW
Can New York and other cities survive this pandemic? KCRW’s Warren Olney speaks with Harvard economics professor Ed Glaeser and former New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett. 

Dissecting coronavirus economic impact and recovery options
May 7, 2020, HKS Insights & Resources
David Deming, Karen Dynan, Rema Hanna, and Dani Rodrik share their policy insights on a safe economic recovery from COVID-19 with the Harvard Kennedy School. 

The Threat of Enfeebled Great Powers
May 6, 2020, Project Syndicate
Arvind Subramanian discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on our global leadership structure in a new article for Project Syndicate.  

In the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, We Must Go Big. Really, Really Big.
May 4, 2020, NYTimes
Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer co-authored an opinion piece for the NYTimes with three other economics professors about thinking and investing ambitiously in a COVID vaccine. 

Insight: Don't forget the middle class in social protections programs
April  16, 2020, Jakarta Post
CID EPoD Faculty Director Rema Hanna coauthors an op-ed on expanding social protections in Indonesia to include the middle and lower-middle class. 

Cushioning the Poor from the COVID-19 Shock
April  15, 2020
Expanding social protection to reach vulnerable people quickly must be a pillar of every country’s COVID-19 strategy. Director of EPoD Rema Hanna and Benjamin Olken discuss research in Project Syndicate.

First research findings measure COVID-19 prevalence in U.S. prisons, jails
April  6, 2020
Marcella Alsan, Crystal Yang, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care launched first detailed survey on the effects of COVID-19 on correctional facilities in the US, covering more than 320 facilities in 47 states.

Public Leadership Through Crisis Blog Series
April 2020
In a series of blog posts, Building State Capability Faculty Director Matt Andrews shares ideas for leaders questioning how they can help and what kind of leadership is required in crises.

Q&A on COVID-19 with Faculty Director Rema Hanna
March 25, 2020, EPoD
Director of EPoD Rema Hanna provides her expertise as a development economist to answer questions on the economic impacts of a pandemic, like the novel coronavirus, and the resulting effects for developing countries.

Flattening the COVID-19 Curve in Developing Countries
March 24, 2020, Project Syndicate
Ricardo Haussman proposes four measures that would help the Global South fight the pandemic and mitigate its economic fallout.


Multimedia – Podcast, Video, Event Recordings

STAT+ Conversations: A discussion with Dr. Ashish Jha
June 16, 2020, STAT+ Video
“We may be done with a pandemic, but the pandemic is not done with us,” said Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Post-Pandemic Order with Meghan O'Sullivan 
May 28, 2020, Out of Order Podcast
O'Sullivan discusses the coronavirus and disruptions in the global energy market, the pandemic’s effect on energy trends, the international energy transition, the state of international cooperation on energy issues, and more.

Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity
May 28, 2020, NPR
Economist Melissa Dell was recently named this year's winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, which goes to the best economist under 40 who is working in the U.S. 

Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'
May 26, 2020, NPR
An aggressive testing, tracing & isolation program allows us to have more of our lives back without the number of deaths that we've suffered. Listen to CID Expert Ashish Jha on NPR discussing the course of the pandemic.

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu, El-Rufai, Obaseki And Others Give Frontline Account At FSDH Group Webinar Series
May 27, 2020, Nigeria Channels TV
A conversation between experts, featuring CID Director Asim I. Khwaja, shedding light on the impacts of Covid-19 in Nigeria so far and on the best path forward. 

The Briefing Room (Podcast): Coronavirus and the Economy
May 7, 2020, BBC News UK
Jeff Frankel looks at lessons from history to understand COVID-19. He spoke with BBC News UK, beginning around 11:44, discussing the possibility of a W-shaped recession and the need to gradually ease out of lockdowns.

Podcast: Former CEA Arvind Subramanian on India’s Economic Response to the Covid-19 crisis
May 6, 2020, HindustanTimes
Arvind Subramanian discusses India’s economic response to the COVID-19 crisis in his latest podcast 

Keynote: A Human-Centered Trading System
April 15, 2020, Global Solutions Summit
Dani Rodrik served as the keynote speaker for Global Table on Trade, Investment, and Growth at the Digital Global Solutions Summit advising the G20 on creating human-centered trading systems amidst COVID-19.

E-Books & Online Resources

Optimising SARS-CoV-2 pooled testing for low-resource settings
June 08, 2020, The Lancet
Several policy proposals to suppress severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been supporting mass individual testing in the USA and other countries. Director Asim Khwaja et al. discuss research finding that group testing offers a viable alternative. 

The EU must support the member at the centre of the COVID-19 crisis (Chapter 5)
March 18, 2020, VoxEu
Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi  publish a chapter in a new open-access book on COVID. Free to download online: Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes.

Protecting people now, helping the economy rebound later (Chapter 21)
March 18, 2020, VoxEu
James Furman  publishes a chapter in a new open-access book on COVID. Free to download online: Mitigating the COVID Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes.

Toward a Global Response to COVID-19 (Education)
April 2020, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Fernando Reimers, Andreas Schleicher, Jaime Saavedra, and Saku Tuominen author an online guide of resources to support the continuity of teaching and learning during the 2019-20 COVID-19 Pandemic.  

Polarization and Public Health: Partisan Differences in Social Distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 2020, Stanford
David Yang et al. share their research on partisan differences of social distances during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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