Informing the Global COVID-19 Response

The Population Council works with health authorities and policy makers in more than 13 countries—generating and sharing data in real-time—to provide the evidence and insights needed to mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities who experience the most vulnerability and marginalization (because structural barriers such as economic inequality, racism, harmful gender norms, and numerous other intertwining factors). Our COVID-19 research and analyses are locally led, draw on expertise from across the globe, utilize existing data and study cohorts, and build on decades-long relationships with community leaders, government officials, partners, and more. 

These factors allowed us to quickly—within the first weeks of the pandemic in many instances—share context-specific data on what was happening, to whom, and the potential risks to their health and well-being. 

Our goal is to use evidence to support national efforts to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and inform policies that are responsive to the harmful health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic.

Globally Relevant Publications

Below is a small subset of our extensive publications, available on our public Knowledge Commons, with broad relevance to global audiences without a country-specific focus.