Just as the COVID-19 virus spread exponentially across the globe, so too has the data. Almost overnight, a huge number of trackers and monitors appeared online, keeping tabs not only on the infection, but also on the social and economic impacts and policy responses. Many of these resources could be of immense use to local and urban decision makers. The Emergency Governance Initiative has been compiling a database of monitors of relevance to the local and urban leaders managing the pandemic. Analytics Note #01: COVID-19 Monitors of Relevance to Urban and Regional Governance reviews a list of 60 monitors developed by dozens of organisations around the globe.
This Analytics Note is part of the Emergency Governance Initiative (EGI) led by LSE Cities in collaboration with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and Metropolis. This Initiative investigates the institutional dimensions of rapid and radical action in response to global emergencies.
This Analytics Note is the first in a series of regular publications which will collate the most significant local and regional governance developments in the global response to the ongoing crisis, drawing attention to areas of lasting interest for leaders and policy makers managing not only this pandemic, but also diverse future emergencies.