An estimated one out of four persons worldwide now suffers from depression. Anxiety levels have been found to have risen in an even greater proportion. As COVID-19 has swept the globe, it is clear that another major health crisis has been marching silently in its footsteps: a mental health pandemic, whose impact may well outlive the virus itself. What can we do to minimise the impacts?
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Tackling coronavirus (Covid-19)
What are the impacts and consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on our lives and our societies – and what are some of the solutions we can find to boost our healthcare systems, secure our businesses, maintain our jobs and education, and stabilise financial markets and economies?
60th Anniversary of the OECD
The OECD is marking its 60th Anniversary over the course of 2021 with a series of events. During these unique and challenging times, as the world confronts the worst health, economic and social crisis since the 1930s, the OECD is once again rising to the challenge to support its Member countries and the global community in their response to the crisis and their efforts to foster a strong, resilient, inclusive and sustainable recovery.
Key Policy Responses
The OECD is compiling data, analysis and recommendations on a range of topics to address the emerging health, economic and societal crisis, facilitate co-ordination, and contribute to the necessary global action when confronting this enormous collective challenge.
Thought leaders from the OECD and beyond share their perspectives on the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. What should policy makers and policy shapers do now and for the future? How can we meet this unprecedented health, economic and social challenge, and be greater than the sum of our parts?