Rapid research response to COVID-19 pandemic

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) is partnering with our collaborators in developing countries including individual researchers, NGOs and research organisations to conduct rapid actionable research and communicate the research findings to policy makers to help them respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition to providing awareness on COVID-19 and related health issues, we would like to quickly assess the lives and livelihoods of the poor and the vulnerable communicates in Australia and developing countries. Hence, providing evidence based on information gathering from the field will be important to understand and monitor the evolving socioeconomic vulnerabilities and the resultant effects on these people. Our objectives are to provide useful insights to different stakeholders working with COVID-19 issues.