Pacific Covid Economic Database

We have developed a Pacific Covid Economic Database to aid in the analysis of Pacific economic responses to COVID-19. The database is in a spreadsheet which is available for download and analysis. The database was last updated in June 2021.

Blog posts related to information in this database

Vanuatu: taking the pandemic in its economic stride, 5 August 2021

PNG just ran its highest budget deficit ever – but that’s a good thing, 23 July 2021

Fiji and PNG: no room to move on COVID-19, 25 February 2021

Constraints on the Pacific response to COVID-19, 28 August 2020

What are Pacific governments spending on in response to COVID-19?, 24 August 2020

COVID-19 spending across the Pacific: the self-funded, the aid-financed, and the constrained, 20 August 2020

COVID-19: economic damage and Pacific strengths, 18 August 2020

Some of the findings from the Database were discussed in the webinar, COVID-19: economic costs and responses in the Pacific, on 19 August 2020.
» watch the recording
» listen to the podcast
» view presentation by Stephen Howes
» view presentation by Jenny Gordon
» view presentation by Maholopa Laveil

Other useful resources

ADB’s COVID-19 policy database

Griffith University’s coronavirus aid in the Pacific database

IMF’s analysis of the economic impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Island countries

IMF’s COVID-19 policy tracker

IDA’s debt vulnerabilities in IDA countries document (IDA 19)

IMF’s financial assistance and debt service relief database

KPMG’s government stimulus tracker

World Bank’s COVID-19 debt service suspension initiative brief

World Bank East Asia and Pacific economic update, April 2020 : East Asia and Pacific in the time of COVID-19

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Stephen Howes or Huiyuan (Sharon) Liu.

Updated:  20 January 2022/Responsible Officer:  Devpolicy Admin/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team