The latest news, research, and other resources produced by members of the IIASA community who are working to provide decision-makers with the information they need to address the COVID-19 crisis.


world map made up of immigration stamps

24 January 2023

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected immigration?

New research finds a high variation between how pandemic mitigation measures affected immigration to different destination countries, from a slight increase to huge reductions.
Empty Classroom In Elementary School With Whiteboard And Desks

24 November 2022

How COVID-19 school closures will affect inequalities in adult skills

School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning to varying degrees in different countries. A new study sheds light on what this learning loss will mean for countries' human capital in the decades to come.
The concept of coronavirus quarantine - Covid-19, infection marked on the world map

23 November 2022

What was the true human cost of the pandemic in Russia?

A new study assesses the number of lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia and introduces a novel methodology that will help to get a clearer view of pandemics in the future.


Woman in poverty

20 May 2021

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the urban poor?

Benigna Boza-Kiss, Shonali Pachauri, and Caroline Zimm explain how COVID-19 has impacted the poor in cities and what can be done to increase the future resilience of vulnerable populations.

The IIASA-ISC Rethinking Energy Solutions Report

15 April 2021

Using the COVID-19 pandemic to transform the energy sector

The IIASA-ISC Rethinking Energy Solutions Report identifies the negative and positive lessons learnt from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in relation to energy consumption and demand, and recommends several immediate actions.

The IIASA-ISC Resilient Food Systems report

08 April 2021

Restructuring the food system after COVID-19

The IIASA-ISC Resilient Food Systems report looks at the vulnerabilities in the food system and recommends changes to move forward through COVID-19 recovery plans that prioritize society’s least protected.


Klimek, P., Ledebur, K., Gyimesi, M., Ostermann, H., & Thurner, S. (2024). Forecasting the Early Impact of COVID-19 on Physician Supply in EU Countries. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 10.34172/ijhpm.2024.7555. (In Press)

Sokolov, A., Royzenson, G., Komendantova, N. , & Ekenberg, L. (2024). Technology for Creating Systems for Monitoring and Predictive Modeling the State of Hazardous Phenomena and Objects (on the Example of the Covid-19 Epidemic). In: 12th World Conference “Intelligent System for Industrial Automation” (WCIS-2022). Eds. Aliev, R., Yusupbekov, N., Kacprrzk, J., Pedrycz, W., Babanli, M., Sadikoglu, F., & Turabdjanov, S., pp. 202-209 Springer. 10.1007/978-3-031-51521-7_26.

Shayegh, S., Andreu-Perez, J., Akoth, C., Bosch-Capblanch, X., Dasgupta, S., Falchetta, G. , Gregson, S., Hammad, A., Herringer, M., Kapkea, F., Labella, A., Lisciotto, L., Martínez, L., Macharia, P.M., Morales-Ruiz, P., Murage, N., Offeddu, V., South, A., Torbica, A., Trentini, F., & Melegaro, A. (2023). Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine allocation in resource poor settings: Towards an Artificial Intelligence-enabled and Geospatial-assisted decision support framework. PLoS ONE 18 (8) e0275037. 10.1371/journal.pone.0275037.