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A member of the Guadarrama XII brigade of the Spanish Army helps a fellow before disinfecting a nursing home during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Espirdo, Spain

COVID-19 and the consequences for international relations

Published: 28 Apr 2020

Read our briefs and expert commentary on how Covid-19 affects developing countries and international affairs.

Covid-19 has developed into a global crisis that have made a vast impact on international politics. The pandemic is primarily a health crisis, but also a deep economic crisis, which in turn can lead to a social and political crisis.

Covid-19 raises several questions on international cooperation and how countries are interdependent. The effects of the pandemic will vary between countries and regions, but if the crisis affects the least developed countries, the humanitarian consequences will be significant. The impact of the crisis is uncertain and will depend on how deep and long-lasting the crisis becomes, and how it is managed.

There is a big need for knowledge and understanding of the context and effects, to identify alternative courses of actions.

On this page you will find some of NUPI’s contribution’s about Covid-19. Some are published in our new Covid-19 policy brief series, and others are published as op-eds in various Norwegian and international media outlets.

Many of the policy briefs are written as specific inputs to the MFA’s new “Covid-19 Task Force”, investigating how the Norwegian development policy can be adjusted and adapted. Several briefs originate from our strategic institute programme which is funded by The Research Council of Norway.

Policy briefs and reports

Op-eds, analyses and events

For an extended overview including contributions in Norwegian language, please see Norwegian version of this page

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