For Reduced Exposure to COVID-19, the Quality of Your Internet Matters

Meta Ookla COVID-19 Health Digital Development

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments-imposed movement restrictions to curb the spread of the disease. With access to the internet, people could work or study remotely, therefore making it easier for them to adhere to pandemic-related movement restrictions.

Communicating for Health: How Did Indians Get Informed about COVID-19 during the Pandemic?

Case Study Meta Health COVID-19 Health

The COVID-19 pandemic saw an unprecedented amount of scientific information disseminated: throughout 2020, 11 research articles on COVID-19 were published every hour.

Understanding Societal Responses to Policies Undertaken During Emergencies: Lessons from COVID-19’s Second Wave in Maharashtra

Case Study Outlogic SpaceKnow Health Disaster Risk Management Urban Development COVID-19

Maharashtra, one of the wealthiest states in India, was among the worst hit by COVID-19, registering nearly 140,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Understanding the Post COVID-19 Labor Market in Latin America and the Caribbean

LinkedIn Jobs and Development COVID-19

Challenge The Covid-19 Labor Markets Observatory, managed by the Inter-American Development Bank Labor Markets Division, aimed to understand how COVID-19 has affected labor markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Facebook’s Covid-19 Trends and Impact Survey

Meta Health COVID-19

With as many as 8 vaccines approved for use around the world the most urgent need now to control the spread of the novel coronavirus is increasing vaccination rates.

Improving Public Space and Market Design During COVID-19

Veraset Urban Development COVID-19

Lima’s Central Market has always been one of the busiest and liveliest in Lima, Peru. Before the pandemic, some hundreds of people gathered there to buy and sell groceries, clothes, electronics–you name it.

The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown Measures on Internet Speed

Ookla Digital Development COVID-19

COVID-19 and the related lockdown measures to prevent the virus’ spread have highlighted how important it is for everyone to have access to reliable and resilient digital infrastructure.

Tackling COVID-19 Second Wave using Facebook Mobility Data in Vietnam

Meta Transport COVID-19

Challenge: On July 24, after 99 days of zero community-transmitted COVID-19 infections, a 57 year-old man tested positive in Danang, a major city in central Vietnam with close to 1.

Addressing COVID-19 through Public-Private Data Partnerships: Where Do We Put New Testing Facilities?

Meta Mapbox Health COVID-19

Background As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the World Bank is ramping up its response to help countries around the world. The Bank recently announced $14 billion emergency support program, for which a key pillar is to help countries strengthen their capacity to monitor and respond to the spread of the virus.