Briefing 1: Rapid research COVID-19

24 Apr 2020

New research on communities responding to crisis

This research briefing connects communities currently responding to COVID-19 to others who have faced major crises such as epidemics, floods, fires, earthquakes, wars and terrorist incidents. It provides a language to describe how communities forge new bonds and find common purpose, and identifies factors that may shape how well they fare during the urgent period or crisis and, later, in the slow business of recovery.

This briefing is the first in the new series on community responses to COVID-19 and how they recover. Further briefings will be published through 2020 and 2021 to share early findings and learn from others exploring similar questions.

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