Where can I find resources on the private sector during COVID-19?

Where can I find resources on the private sector during COVID-19?
A list of useful databases and houses for information on the private sector in health during COVID-19.
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WHO Country Connector Clearing House

The WHO Country Connector on the Private Sector in Health includes a Clearing House. This service selects resources across the published and grey literature on the role of the private sector in the COVID-19 country-response, so that you can access them in one place. It tags each resource with useful labels (type of COVID-19 tool, country, region, and more) which make it easy to filter through the list and find what is most relevant to you. Of all the repositories listed here, this is the most focused on the private sector in health during COVID-19.


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OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Be sure to check out the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation’s COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker. It is a database containing information on innovative responses taken by countries to address COVID-19. It includes information from over 50 countries and allows users to filter by level of government and includes the option to look at private sector resources.  


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COVID-19: Global literature on coronavirus disease

WHO’s global literature database on coronavirus disease contains the latest international scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19, available in multiple languages. Key words such as “private sector” or “governance” can be used to search for relevant resources.


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Africa UN Knowledge Hub for COVID19

The Africa UN Knowledge Hub for COVID-19 is a valuable source of information and resources relevant to Africa on the pandemic. The Hub harnesses information and resources from credible sources including WHO, regional UN agencies, Ministries of health of African governments and credible news channels amongst others. Like the WHO Global literature library on COVID-19. Searches can be done via key words such as “private sector”.


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Data4COVID19 Living Repository

To promote evidence-informed policy making and practice, the Data4COVID19 Living Repository monitors progress and curates projects that reuse data to address the pandemic. It allows you to filter by region, pandemic phase, and more.


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COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)

The Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) has been designed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to collect and organize up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the crisis. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems but also captures wider public health initiatives. This is a joint undertaking of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.


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Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT)

The Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) collects systematic information on policy measures that governments have taken to tackle COVID-19. The different policy responses are tracked since 1 January 2020, cover more than 180 countries and are coded into 23 indicators, such as school closures, travel restrictions, vaccination policy. These policies are recorded on a scale to reflect the extent of government action, and scores are aggregated into a suite of policy indices. The data can help decision-makers and citizens understand governmental responses in a consistent way, aiding efforts to fight the pandemic. Our core working paper (BSG-WP-2020/032) provides more information on methodology and data collection.


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