COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre

The coronavirus pandemic exposed a myriad of vulnerabilities throughout the world and added an extra layer of difficulty to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The COVID-19 Data & Innovation Centre produces data-driven knowledge that informs decision-makers and provides evidence for resources to flow where they are critically needed. The Centre brings knowledge from the South to the world.


The pandemic and mobility: How did flights and mobility behave in these 5 Global South countries?

Between February 9, 2020 to March 28, 2021, countries have repeatedly opened and closed their airports. Let’s check out the behavior of  domestic and international flight departures from Malaysia, Argentina, Peru, Indonesia, and South Africa.

COVID-19 and unemployment: How has it affected poverty rates in Colombia?

It is evident that COVID-19 made poverty rates increase due to the economic crisis that broke out in March 2020, a year in which informal work was particularly affected and the closure of businesses such as restaurants, cinemas, museums and even big enterprises led to unemployment.   

How has COVID-19 impacted the mortality rate compared to previous years?

Records and data collected between 2015 and 2019 revealed a somewhat steady average of death rates in all regions. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, death records in the world varied significantly. According to our data, these are the top 10 countries with more cumulated changes between  2015-2019 compared to 2020. 

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Why create a COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre

In 2020, Cepei created the Data and Innovation COVID-19 Centre to deliver information, evidence, knowledge, innovation strategies, territorial requirements, and policy recommendations to the UN COVID-19 Multi-Partner Trust Fund in their purpose of strengthening response and recovery actions in the Global South. The Centre aims to:

  • Give academia, CSO and other stakeholders a voice in the reopening pathway in all countries.
  • Open up the dialogue through data.
  • Track resources, analysis and has access to missing, privileged information.
  • Shine a spotlight on immediate needs, response strategies, and how these interact with pre-existing vulnerabilities.
  • Provide better information on impact to donors.