United Nations University COVID-19 Response

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Real-time Research

COVID-19 is the greatest global challenge since the United Nations was formed 75 years ago. As the pandemic evolves daily, UNU researchers continue to respond by untangling the social, economic, and environmental complexity that threatens efforts to overcome this unprecedented crisis and achieve sustainable development for all.

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Join the COVID-19 Conversation

Comprehensive coverage of related research and commentary across the UNU network on Twitter.

Join the Global Health Conversation

SDG3 and global health research and commentary across the UNU network on Twitter.

Interdisciplinary Solutions for Global Health Challenges

With research expertise spanning all of the Sustainable Development Goals, UNU is well-placed to address the interconnected impacts of COVID-19. Whether supporting health governance in regions prone to becoming pandemic hot spots, improving socio-economic prospects for developing countries, or enhancing resilience of communities impacted by climate change and natural disasters, UNU research is informing policy solutions by addressing the interdependent elements of sustainable development.

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Contributing Experts

Research Fellow
UNU-IIGH

Research Fellow
UNU-WIDER

Academic Programme Officer
UNU-IAS

Researcher
UNU-INWEH

Director
UNU-IIGH

Academic Officer
UNU-EHS

Principal Visiting Fellow
UNU-IIGH

Research Fellow
UNU-WIDER

Ongoing Research Projects

UNU-IIGH

Using a systems thinking approach, this project is exploring the links between gender equality (SDG 5) and good health and well-being (SDG 3) to build a model that can interconnect efforts to achieve multiple SDGs.

UNU-INWEH

Millions of people around the world are negatively affected by lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation and hygiene — especially during humanitarian crises. This project aims to inform policymaking that supports robust health interventions

UNU-WIDER

To support efforts towards inclusive growth that helps shift Mozambique from ‘least developed’ to ‘middle income’ status, this project is focusing on goals of employment creation and protection of vulnerable groups; furthering structural transformation; and improving socio-economic information systems for monitoring and evaluation.

UNU-IIGH

Through research in three African countries (Mozambique, Niger, and Zambia), this project is assessing country policies and programmes for community health workers, how the policies have been implemented, and their effectiveness in improving work conditions.