On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID -19 a global pandemic. On 18 March 2020, the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA launched a digital, open knowledge collaborative policy research initiative on COVID-19, that aims to identify and to assess the policy responses and socio-economic challenges linked to this global pandemic and future responses to enhance our socio-economic resilience in Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa.
Under this research initiative, EMEA designed a digital platform to track the COVID-19 contagion in Europe, Mediterranean and Africa, its economic impacts, and to assess the policy responses of the affected countries and to provide the outputs of EMEA collaboration research.
The platform uses and combines public sources data from WHO, Statista and other sources to provide a comprehensive view of the spread of the virus, testing, fatality rate, and economic implications in each country, through a series of automatically updated graphs and live maps.
The platform is available at https://research.euromed-economists.org/covid-19/