Apr 10, 2020
RAND research and expertise can inform immediate policy responses to address the disastrous effects of COVID-19—and help aid in recovery long after the disease stops spreading.
This briefing was recorded on May 27th, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a need for real-time, objective analysis that decisionmakers can use to take action and roll out recovery plans. In this briefing, Peter Hussey and Courtney Gidengil discuss how RAND can help rethink and retool our emergency management systems by assessing rapidly emerging information, synthesizing a range of solutions, and disseminating actionable evidence for immediate response. They talk about ways RAND research can be used to support decisionmaking through the phases of a crisis, from emergency response to recovery and long-term plans to mitigate lasting effects.