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How Other Countries All Over the World are Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic: a Review by the Institute for Social Policy

The Institute of Social Policy experts prepared an overview of international practices for supporting the economy and population while fighting against the coronavirus pandemic in different countries of the world.

The unfolding crisis, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is unique. Never before have so many countries introduced measures at the national level aimed at isolating people and limiting social and economic activity and, to a large extent, stemming from the desire of Governments to contain the spread of coronavirus and to reduce its potential victims.
The review of international practices of supporting the economy and population, prepared by the experts of the Institute of Social Policy of the National Research University Higher School of Economics under the general editorship of Oxana Sinyavskaya, covers mainly measures aimed at supporting business, employment and the population and includes 15 countries, among which – nine European (UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, France, Sweden), three Asian (China, South Korea and Japan), the USA and two post-Soviet countries that are members of the EAEC (Armenia and Kazakhstan).
The depth and duration of this crisis are still difficult to assess. Therefore, the measures taken by countries in the midst of the pandemic, and reviewed in this document, is therefore likely to change and be complemented as countries manage the virus, exit quarantine and better understand the post-coronavirus economic trajectory.
More information about the Review can be found here.