OECD Survey on the Science and Innovation policy responses to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Science and innovation (S&I) policies have crucial roles to play in our responses to the Covid-19 crisis, with countries introducing new S&I policy measures on an almost daily basis across the OECD.

There is considerable variety in the types of S&I policy measures and arrangements countries are using to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. This monitor seeks to collect information on these, to provide a cross-country information service that S&I policy makers can use when designing their own policies.

Information to the monitor is submitted primarily by country delegates to the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP), though others in national government may also contribute information. As the situation is fast evolving, countries are submitting information to the monitor on a rolling basis. Data in the monitor is therefore updated daily.

policy responses by Country

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Policy responses by question

The monitor collects information on countries’ responses to the Covid-19 crisis around a core set of issues, including scientific advice arrangements, promotion of R&D collaboration, and the STI content of economic stimulus packages. Click on the links below to learn how different countries are responding to these issues.

Science in the face of the Covid-19 crisis: OECD Science Flash Survey 2020

This experimental OECD survey aims to provide a “pulse” picture of the state of scientific research and advice amidst the COVID-19 crisis. It reports on how scientists, policy makers, and society view the current role of science and its future outlook.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered the launch of a large number of emergency research funding initiatives by public research agencies and organisations, private foundations and charities and industry.

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Science and Innovation government bodies worldwide are tackling the covid-19 epidemic

This live collection of tweets gathers official twitter accounts from public organisations responsible for 5 or more policies reported in the STIP Compass database and filters tweets mentioning “Covid-19”, “Coronavirus” or “SARS-CoV-2”.

OECD Main Hub on Tackling the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The OECD is compiling data, information, analysis and recommendations regarding the health, economic, financial and societal challenges posed by the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the OECD dedicated page for a full suite of coronavirus-related information.

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