The COVID-19 Stimulus Tracker is an innovative and pioneering global observatory of social protection and economic policy responses of the Governments of the Member States of the United Nations (193).
The Stimulus Tracker is a United Nations contribution to the global community, aimed at assessing the equity and adequacy of social protection and economic policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across countries and regions, so as to inform peer learning about policy actions, strengthen policymaking capacity, and improve government readiness to formulate effective policy responses to future shocks. It enables comparison of national policy support vis-à-vis global, regional and income-group levels. Information in the Stimulus Tracker is presented using a state-of-the-art dynamic visualization platform to facilitate user-friendly navigation. It is a living database, benefiting from periodic updates.
The Stimulus Tracker has been developed in line with the United Nations framework for an immediate socioeconomic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and under a United Nations Development Account project on “Strengthening social protection for pandemic response” implemented by the United Nations five regional commissions and UNCTAD.
The Stimulus Tracker is designed to strengthen national capacity in the member States of United Nations to formulate and implement social protection policies, with a gender perspective, for a rapid and sustained recovery from the pandemic and to increase resilience against future exogenous shocks, especially among the most vulnerable populations.
“We simply cannot return to where we were before COVID-19 struck, with societies unnecessarily vulnerable to crisis. We need to build a better world.”
– António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations