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.

This database has not been updated since 2021, and this page is no longer being updated.

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:  27 June 2022/Responsible Officer:  Devpolicy Admin/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team