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Does an effective government lower COVID-19’s health impact?: Evidence from Viet Nam

Government effectiveness has played an important role in tackling the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...

COVID-19 Pandemic State effectiveness
Working Paper
The social foundations of (in)effective states: Uttar Pradesh’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

A rich and growing literature illustrates the paradox of COVID-19 responses by governments across the world...

COVID-19 coalitions State effectiveness
Blog
Why countries best placed to handle the pandemic appear to have fared the worst

During the first year of the pandemic, it was wealthier countries, with their comparatively stronger health systems, civil services, legal systems and other public services, that suffered the highest rates of COVID-19...

COVID-19 Pandemic State
Working Paper
COVID-19 and the state

We expect effective state institutions to matter in a country’s ability to respond to crises...

COVID-19 Pandemic State
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