The COVID-19 crisis: A digital policy overview

COVID-19 has streamlined digitalisation in the work of international organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), but also in the work of governments and national agencies (primarily in regard to administering public services) and other actors.  


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Even when the pandemic finally reaches its end, digitalisation in health remains in focus. Stories on accelerated digital transformation, the uses of digital technology for COVID-19 contact tracing and vaccine passports, and vaccine distribution feature prominently in news outlets and social media. While the speed of information exchange has been staggering, online platforms have also been used to spread fake news and misinformation. 


For a comprehensive outlook on the digital policy aspects of the pandemic, take a look at our mapping as per the GIP Digital Watch taxonomy.