Regulation of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for the future

Blog by Anna Pietikainen, Senior Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance Directorate, OECD Our consumption of essential services was profoundly transformed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Internet and data traffic surged as many of us moved to work and learn online. Energy consumption slumped as offices closed and entire industries ground to a halt. … Continue reading Regulation of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons for the future

Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t

It is one thing to impose social distancing measures – but how do you ensure they are followed, and how do you know whether the approach is working? Florentin Blanc, OECD, and Maria De Benedetto, Roma Tre University, take a first glance at different approaches and possible sources of data. The current Coronavirus pandemic is … Continue reading Enforcing social distancing – assessing what works and what doesn’t