Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic


From the zoonotic origin of the disease to its widespread impact in all sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the systemic nature of risk, calling for a whole of society approach to mitigate and respond.


In this paper, the authors develop a risk prediction model based on two composite indicators of social vulnerability. The school of social vulnerability in disaster sciences offers an alternative perspective on the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)

In this Perspective, the authors document the recommendations that emerged from evolving resilience literature and the experiences of resilience stakeholders actively working in their communities to create change during 2020. This Perspective has three

RAND Corporation

This study looked at structural risk factors to COVID-19 that existed before the outbreak and may have direct and indirect effects on COVID-19 risk across all the 47 counties in Kenya. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a

Kenya Red Cross Society International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs (Kenya Red Cross)

This publication assesses how  lessons learnt during the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa can help to mitigate the likelihood of a long-term devastating effect of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on the African continent. The 2014–2016

Society for Risk Analysis

In this issue paper, the authors propose a novel overarching framework that promotes a progressive vision for policy and practice to support a transformative urban recovery (Tur). The Tur framework aims to help key stakeholders – including policymakers

International Institute for Environment and Development

This paper reviews the evidence on the inclusion of refugees in government-led social protection responses to Covid-19 in the Republic of Congo and Colombia and the alignment or integration of international humanitarian and development actors’ cash

Overseas Development Institute