Since the first UK COVID-19 lockdown started two years ago, Policy Scotland has published and supported research into the impact and policy implications of the pandemic and the measures adopted to combat it.
The pandemic: two years on
To mark the second anniversary of COVID-19 lockdowns, IPPO – the International Public Policy Observatory – will be hosting a gathering to take stock of what happened, what’s been learned and what insights to take into recovery plans. Throughout 2021, IPPO has been synthesising evidence and working with policy-makers on issues ranging from online learning and education to mental health and homelessness, tapping into a global network covering over 100 countries.
Taking place online on Thursday, 24 March, 9am-4pm GMT.
Policy Scotland resources
Urgently needed insights
Throughout the past two years, we supported a wide range of researchers and organisations to share urgently needed insights into public policy emergencies arising from coronavirus, and facilitated collaborative projects to connect University of Glasgow researchers with local, national and international responses.
You can see all the resources produced, collated into these policy areas:
- Community resilience and addressing disadvantage
- City economies
- Education, children and families
- Housing and infrastructure
This series of COVID-19 micro briefings are produced by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Policy Scotland and written in collaboration with expert partner agencies.
They are intended to support a range of partners and decision-makers by providing concise, accessible overviews of current evidence about how the pandemic has shaped life, health and wellbeing in Glasgow and beyond, and the implications for inequalities, policy, and practice in the recovery period. Collaborating with partner agencies facilitates sharing both academic and practice expertise directly to policymakers and the public, and the microbriefings are intended to inform and support the work of Glasgow’s Social Recovery Taskforce.
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