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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll across the world and has triggered tremendous social and economic impacts, reversing hard-won development gains. There is a natural link between geospatial information and epidemiology. This is evident though prominent applications such as contract tracing and less obvious methods including trend and risk analysis. This working paper proposes a preliminary methodology to help determine and visualize the dynamic between socioeconomic aspects and COVID-19 as well as the impacts of Government response measures. This is complemented by practices from China, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and Thailand to serve as a guideline and example for decision makers. Integrating space applications and existing data can help visualize the correlations between the pandemic and impacts of policies on response and recovery, whilst also providing an evidence base for decision making. 

For additional country practices see: Geospatial Practices For Sustainable Development In Asia And The Pacific 2020: A Compendium https://www.unescap.org/publications/geospatial-practices-sustainable-development-asia-and-pacific-2020-compendium

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