Covid Collective

The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis requiring rapid generation of policy-relevant evidence to inform decision-making as we move from crisis to recovery phase and beyond.

The Covid Collective is a global partnership of research organisations supporting the co-generation, curation, mobilisation and exchange of emerging evidence to inform the global response to the pandemic.

The research portfolio and work of the collective is overseen by an FCDO and IDS Executive Committee supported by an Advisory Group made up of representation from partner institutions to help guide the evolution of the Collective. The publications presented in this collection are outputs of the Collective and it's partners.

The Covid Collective offers a rapid social science research response to inform decision-making on some of the most pressing Covid-19 related development challenges.

In this collection


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  • How Digitalization is impacting Business Registration in Tanzania

    Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, Peru, 2021
    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, internet usage in Tanzania has increased. Statistics from the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority show that internet subscribing numbers grew to 29 million (March 2021) users from 28 million in December 2019. There is a growing dependency on the internet for day-to-day activities. It includes business registering, which has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital registration existed before the pandemic, but the process has been sped up....
  • Impact of COVID-19 on RMG Sector: The False Narrative

    BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, 2021
    The ready-made garments (RMG) sector is by far the most important contributor to the economy of the country, amounting to 15 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employing nearly four million people. There is no denying that the main driving force behind the RMG sector is the vast quantity of workers that it employs. However, these workers have, over the years, emerged as a critically marginalized and vulnerable group. ...
  • Introduction to the Amnesties, Conflict and Peace Agreement Database

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    Professor Louise Mallinder introduces the ground-breaking new amnesties database published by Queen’s University Belfast School of Law and the University of Edinburgh’s Political Settlements Research Programme....
  • Like Birds in Cages: Community Definitions and Concepts of Home, Rights, Justice, and Citizenship

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    A participatory action research project was undertaken from November 2020 to February 2021 in which three Rohingya researchers asked 33 of their fellow Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh camps to share their own definitions and concepts regarding four terms: home, justice, rights, and citizenship. Out of the 33 respondents, 21 of the project respondents were youth aged 18-29; one third (11) were female and two were elders....
  • Local Knowledge and Participation in the Covid-19 Response

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2021
    This report explores approaches to participation in humanitarian response and evidence on the contributions of community engagement in effective response and recovery efforts.It begins with a brief overview of decolonial perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic to situate participation in the wider context and history of humanitarian and development theory and practice....
  • Peace on Earth? The Tradition of Christmas Ceasefires Across the World

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    There is a worldwide tradition of declaring ceasefires during the Holidays, but do these lead to lasting peace? Sanja Badanjak and Laura Wise draw on examples from the PA-X Peace Agreements Database to investigate these annual rituals, from Northern Ireland to the Philippines....
  • Pens Against Guns

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    The uncertain future of Syrian journalism
  • PSRP Podcast Series: War, Peace & the In Between

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    A podcast charting journeys from violent conflict to lasting peace, from The University of Edinburgh’s Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP). The first series features conversations between researchers and practitioners from the University of Edinburgh and beyond. Hosted by Allyson Doby, Communications Officer at the PSRP....
  • Regional Responses to COVID-19: The. Role of IGOs in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    There have been responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across multiple levels of governance from very local, community-based initiatives to international coordination by the WHO. While there has been significant analysis of the state-level and international level response, there has been less comprehensive coverage of regional responses. However, regional intergovernmental organisations are a crucial level of governance when addressing crossborder threats and challenges from violent conflict to climate change....
  • Syrian Youth and the Violence of Exclusion

    University of Edinburgh, 2021
    Challenges and opportunities of higher education in opposition-held areas


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