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Project

Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) Knowledge Translation Support

The world has put in place wide-ranging public health measures to address the spread of Covid-19, and diverse public policies are being instituted to mitigate the effects.

The health impacts of the global pandemic are now apparent in low-income countries, as are the social, economic and political impacts, the potential for these to widen inequalities, deepen poverty, generate insecurity, undermine governance and leave lasting effects on capacities to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. As wide-ranging measures are being put in place in low-income contexts, there is an urgent need for reliable, contextually grounded local data and evidence to inform appropriate responses to this global pandemic.

In response to this need, early in 2020 IDRC launched a call for proposals to select organisations under a rapid response funding mechanism. Out of this process, 21 projects received funding to contribute research, evidence and data for policy and practice solutions to mitigate the social and economic impacts of Covid-19 and promote recovery from the pandemic across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Together, these projects form the Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) Initiative and work across three thematic focus areas: macro-economic policy; supporting essential economic activity, protecting workers and small producers; and promoting democratic governance and effective, accountable responses.

Alongside these rapid response research projects, this project supports knowledge translation activities. IDS supports research initiatives to promote and capture learnings of and beyond individual projects, which in turn guides national, regional, and global policies and actions, and fosters peer-to-peer learning and exchange to build capacity of the CORE cohort. This project also includes a reflective learning component, generating findings on past pandemic support.

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Key contacts

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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

j.georgalakis@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915781

Project details

start date
8 October 2020
end date
9 July 2023
value
CAD989,200

Partners

Supported by
IDRC

About this project

People

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Alan Stanley

Digital Knowledge Manager

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James Georgalakis

Director of Communications and Impact

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Karine Gatellier

Nutrition Convenor

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Louise Clark

MEL Manager

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Poppy Bardwell

Senior Project Support Officer

Recent work

Past Event

CSW66 Side Event: Why Covid-19 recovery must be gender-responsive

This panel discussion will delve into the evidence generated by the CORE research initiative. Speakers will explore the impact the pandemic is having across the most vulnerable groups, how gender intersects and often exacerbates these effects and what recommendations for future policy responses...

24 March 2022

News

Gender inequalities deepen in multiple countries due to impacts of Covid-19

New research reveals how Covid-19 has deepened gender inequalities and gender poverty in countries including India, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Benin and Burkina Faso. Three studies commissioned by the Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) initiative found that women working in the informal...

17 March 2022

Press release

Gender inequalities deepen in multiple countries due to impacts of Covid-19

New research reveals how Covid-19 has deepened gender inequalities and gender poverty in countries including India, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Benin and Burkina Faso. Three studies commissioned by the Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) initiative found that women working in the informal...

17 March 2022

Opinion

Why Covid-19 recovery must be gender responsive

The Coronavirus Pandemic is having a major impact on livelihoods across the globe, with women and minority communities working in informal economies often the hardest hit. This is the focus of our latest Research for Policy and Practice Report, ‘Why Covid-19 Responses must be gender...

8 March 2022

Brief

Why Covid-19 Recovery Must be Gender-Responsive

Research for Policy and Practice Report

This summary highlights key learning from research from the Covid-19 Responses for Equity (CORE) initiative focusing on the impact the pandemic is having across different vulnerable groups and how gender intersects and often exacerbates these effects.

4 March 2022