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The COVID-19 crisis has been all consuming in its disruptive effect on people’s lives, leading to widespread uncertainty over how much longer the situation may last and what the future might hold.

To help understand the wider impacts of this global crisis, RAND Europe researchers have been offering their expert opinion on how the disease could affect different sectors such as health, defence, infrastructure, education and more. Our analysts are also exploring new areas of research that could be crucial in helping us prepare for what lies ahead.

Current research

  • Coronavirus and financial stock market crisis, illustration by denisismagilov/Adobe Stock

    Reducing the economic fallout of COVID-19

    Isolation at home and other recommendations have sought to protect populations from COVID-19, but some policies have had a high economic cost and could also put lives and health at risk. Researchers are reviewing what is known about the impact of different measures taken.

  • Hands of women and a child on opposite sides of window pane,  photo by Jevanto Productions/Adobe Stock

    Examining COVID-19 and intimate partner violence

    An increase in intimate partner violence has been a worrying consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers are working to identify promising measures for protecting and supporting women victims and their children, both during and in the aftermath of lockdown measures.

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