Governments are taking a wide range of measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This tool aims to track and compare policy responses around the world, rigorously and consistently.
The Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) collects systematic information on policy measures that governments have taken to tackle COVID-19.
The different policy responses are tracked since 1 January 2020, cover more than 180 countries and are coded into 23 indicators, such as school closures, travel restrictions, vaccination policy. These policies are recorded on a scale to reflect the extent of government action, and scores are aggregated into a suite of policy indices. The data can help decision-makers and citizens understand governmental responses in a consistent way, aiding efforts to fight the pandemic.
Since 2021, most governments have applied differentiated policies to the vaccinated and non-vaccinated people. We have incorporated such policies in 10 of our indicators. The latest version of our core working paper (BSG-WP-2020/032) provides more information on methodology and data collection.
The Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker will stop publishing real-time updates for most jurisdictions at the end of 2022. Reviewing and confirming data will continue into 2023. Most governments around the world have settled into a steady state of pandemic-related policy – there are not many significant changes for us to report.
We are planning to continue publishing data for individual Chinese provinces into 2023, as there is still significant policy variation and change. We will publish a separate repository for this soon.
We have posted a longer update which you can read here. The OxCGRT dataset will continue to be available, primarily on GitHub. Our main channel for updates will be our data users mailing list, which you can join here.
Important notice: Major data changes
- From 27 July 2022 we implemented major data changes to the whole dataset to incorporate differing policies applying to vaccinated and non-vaccinated people. This will result in breaking changes to the main .csv files, and the addition of new .csv files containing all differentiated data. A summary of these changes can be found on our GitHub repository. Apart from changes to variable names, our main dataset is now split into national and subnational files, all of which can be found in our data folder.
- Download this PDF which explains the upcoming changes in more detail.
- Our new scoping paper discusses how information on government policy responses to pandemic diseases should be collected, analysed, and incorporated into the broader array of pandemic data (e.g. epidemiological, virological, behavioural, etc.) to build preparedness.
Credit for media use (CC BY License): Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
Recommended reference for academic publications: Thomas Hale, Noam Angrist, Rafael Goldszmidt, Beatriz Kira, Anna Petherick, Toby Phillips, Samuel Webster, Emily Cameron-Blake, Laura Hallas, Saptarshi Majumdar, and Helen Tatlow. (2021). “A global panel database of pandemic policies (Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker).” Nature Human Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01079-8
Data use policy: Creative Commons Attribution CC BY standard. This data is provided free of charge. However, please consider contributing to the COVID-19 Fund for the World Health Organization. You can also find out more about supporting the work of the Blavatnik School of Government.
Download the latest datasets and timeseries data and read about the different versions of the dataset.
Refer to our codebook and coding interpretation guide when consulting or using our datasets.
Our core working paper (BSG-WP-2020/032) provides more information on methodology and data collection. The data is collected by a team of hundreds of volunteers around the world from the Oxford community and is updated continuously. We produce monthly regional reports providing a snapshot of shifts in government responses to COVID-19.
OxCGRT collects publicly available information on 21 live indicators (and 3 retired indicators) of government response. For C1-C8, H6 and H8, it takes into account different policies in place for vaccinated and non-vaccinated people.
- Containment and closure policies (indicators C1-C8) record information on containment and closure policies, such as school closures and restrictions in movement.
- Economic policies (indicators E1-E4) record economic policies, such as income support to citizens or provision of foreign aid.
- Health system policies (indicators H1-H8) record health system policies such as the COVID-19 testing regime, emergency investments into healthcare and most recently, vaccination policies.
- Vaccine policies (indicators V1-4) record vaccination policies: a country’s prioritisation list, eligible groups, cost of vaccination to the individual, and the presence of a vaccine mandate. This was in partnership with Oxford Martin School.
Please note: we have recently stopped updating data on our E3, E4, and H4 fiscal indicators. The data for these indicators will still be present in the CSV files, but they just are not being actively updated beyond August 2021. We do still plan to actively keep the H5 fiscal indicators (government investment in vaccine research) updated over time.
To help make sense of the data, we have produced four indices that aggregate the data into a single number from 0-100. This is a measure of how many of the relevant indicators a government has acted upon, and to what degree. The index cannot say whether a government's policy has been implemented effectively. For more information refer to our index methodology.
Each index now has four different versions that account for how policies differ between vaccinated and non-vaccinated populations: vaccinated, non-vaccinated, weighted average, and simple average.
- Overall government response index
The index records how the response of governments has varied over all indicators in the database, becoming stronger or weaker over the course of the outbreak. It is calculated using all ordinal indicators.
- Containment and health index
The index combines ‘lockdown’ restrictions and closures with measures such as testing policy and contact tracing, short term investment in healthcare, as well investments in vaccines. It is calculated using all ordinal containment and closure policy indicators and health system policy indicators.
- Stringency index
The index records the strictness of ‘lockdown style’ policies that primarily restrict people’s behaviour. It is calculated using all ordinal containment and closure policy indicators, plus an indicator recording public information campaigns.
- Economic support index
The index records measures such as income support and debt relief. It is calculated using all ordinal economic policies indicators.
Note that these indices simply record the number and strictness of government policies, and should not be interpreted as ‘scoring’ the appropriateness or effectiveness of a country’s response. A higher position in an index does not necessarily mean that a country's response is ‘better’ than others lower on the index.
In addition to country-level data, our separate data folders additionally include some subnational data. So far we have incorporated data for Brazilian states, Canadian provinces and territories, Chinese provinces, UK devolved nations, and US states into the dataset.
Subnational data can be interpreted using our main codebook and our subnational data interpretation guidance.
- Brazilian states and cities data
Our main dataset includes data on Brazilian states and cities' responses to COVID-19. Additionally, more data is available in its dedicated Brazil sub-national repository. Also available are the results of a two rounds survey on Brazilian citizens’ experiences and opinions regarding COVID-19 and government policies.
- Canada provinces and territories
Our main dataset contains data on the different approaches Canadian provinces and territories have taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the dedicated Canadian provinces working paper.
- China province-level jurisdiction
Our main dataset includes subnational data on Chinese province-level jurisdiction responses to COVID-19. Read the dedicated Chinese provincial working paper.
- UK nations
Our main dataset contains data on the different responses of the four UK nations to COVID-19. Read the dedicated UK nations working paper.
- USA states
Our main dataset includes USA state-level responses to COVID-19. A dedicated repository is also available with additional data. Read the dedicated USA states working paper or the US state level reports.
- Australian states and capital cities
Our main dataset includes Australian state-level responses to COVID-19. More data is available – including policies in capital city and rest-of-state regions – in our dedicated Australian subnational repository. Read the dedicated Australian subnational working paper.
- Indian states
Our main dataset includes subnational data on Indian state-level jurisdiction responses to COVID-19. A dedicated repository is also available with additional data. Read the dedicated working paper.
Interactive visualisations of each policy indicator are available at Our World in Data. The most recent versions of charts and maps are all available on Github.
Please note: this is an ongoing collation project of live data. If you see any inaccuracies in the underlying data, or for specific feedback on the analysis or another aspect of the project please contact us. The database was upgraded on 27 July and you can read the full details of what's changed as well as view the archived version of this dataset on GitHub.
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Data is collected from public sources by a team of more than 1700 university students, staff and volunteers from every part of the world.
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Indicators and indices
I would like to find out more detail about the policies in place. How can I find out why the code has changed?
Our ‘WithNotes’ CSV provides all of the notes recorded for each policy change (divided by year due to file size).
What different policies do you collect data on?
We collect data on a range of policies, including school closures, stay at home orders, economic support for households, and vaccination policy. You can find details of how we code these in our codebook.
What is the Stringency Index and how is it calculated?
The Stringency Index is an aggregate score/composite measure made up of a particular combination of policy indicators/response metrics from the codebook and their values (for the Stringency Index these are C1-8 and H1). The OxCGRT aggregates these policy indicator values into a common “Stringency Index” that runs from 0 -100. Our methodology documentation explains how this is calculated.
Does a higher Stringency Index score mean a country is doing better?
The Stringency Index simply records the number and strictness of government policies and should not be interpreted as ‘scoring’ the appropriateness or effectiveness of a country, region, or territory’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How many aggregate indices do you have?
We have four, and each is formed from a different combination of indicators. Stringency Index, Government Response Index, Containment and Health Index, Economic Response Index. You can see which indicators are included in the table in this methodology document.
Where can I download the data?
All of our data is available here on our Github page in CSV format. We also have more detailed subnational data available on Github.
There are lots of datasets, what is the difference between them?
Please refer to our document which explains the differences between each of our datasets.
Do I need permission to use the data?
The data is all freely available to download and use, as long as you cite the tracker accordingly as follows:
- Credit for media use: Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
- Recommended reference for academic publications: Thomas Hale , Noam Angrist , Rafael Goldszmidt, Beatriz Kira , Anna Petherick , Toby Phillips, Samuel Webster, Emily Cameron-Blake , Laura Hallas, Saptarshi Majumdar, and Helen Tatlow. (2021). “A global panel database of pandemic policies (Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker).” Nature Human Behaviour.
I only want data for a few countries or dates but the data download includes all of them, is there a way around this?
We recommend that you download the data, and use Excel or Google Sheets to delete columns or rows that are not needed. Using a filter is helpful for this.
How do I download the data from Github?
Go to the Github data download page, click 'view raw', then right hand click and select 'save as', and save in the format 'comma-separated values'. You can then upload this .csv file to Excel or Google Sheets as a spreadsheet. You can apply a filter to select the countries and columns that you need.
Do you have subnational data available?
Yes, we publish subnational data on the UK devolved nations, Canadian provinces and territories, US states, Brazilian states and major cities, and Indian states and union territories.
Why have the values that I downloaded last week changed?
Some indicators (and therefore, index values) will be changed retroactively. We aim to have a second pair of eyes review every data point in the OxCGRT. Inevitably, some things may be tweaked in this review process, leading to changes to past dates. We recommend you frequently download fresh data from OxCGRT, rather than relying on an old export.
Is there a more immediate way to visualise the data?
The team at Our World in Data present our live data in the choropleth maps on their page.
When is the data updated?
We update the data in weekly cycles, so if a country/region/territory changes a policy, it may take a few days for this to be reflected in the database.
When is the data updated?
We update the data in weekly cycles, so if a country/region/territory changes a policy, it may take a few days for this to be reflected in the database.
What happened to the API?
The API has been deprecated and is no longer actively maintained. We recommend users source OxCGRT data from Github instead.
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