The COVID-19 Data Futures Platform pulls together data from the UN system, nonprofit partners, academia, development partners and countries around the world. Interactive tools provide unique opportunities for data analysis, insights identification, and collaboration around strategies and solutions. Analytics and data presented will dynamically evolve, responding to different questions that arise as the situation changes.
Looking at the U.S. stock market through the lens of the Dow, we can see that the market was already in decline in response to growing uncertainty around COVID-19. By mid-March 2020, the Dow had reached its lowest point, registering a 2,999 points’ drop in a single day.
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The UN framework for immediate socio-economic response to support countries and societies in the face of COVID-19 includes five streams of work for an integrated support package. The platform is organized into below themes following the framework:
Protecting health services and systems during the crisis.
Social protection and basic services
Protecting jobs, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the informal sector workers
A clear understanding of various channels of economic impact.
Social dialogue and political engagement grounded on fundamental human rights.