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30 May 2023

Major project will help governments better co-ordinate pandemic responses

A King’s academic will be working as part of a major new project that will aim to better prepare governments for future pandemics.

The project will produce two articles, two policy briefs and a summary report.

Dr Hanna Kleider, a member of the Department of Political Economy at King’s, is part of a research team funded by the British Academy that will be examining the responses of G7 nations to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project, Assessing the Drivers and Consequences of 'Multi-Level' States' Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the G7, will study how states in which decisions are made by both central and regional governments co-ordinated their efforts to tackle the pandemic.

The reseachers will seek to answer why different multi-level states in the group responded to the pressure of policy co-ordination so differently. It will also assess what problems and conflicts emerged from their efforts to co-ordinate.

Dr Kleider, a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, will be working with Dr Simon Toubeau (University of Nottingham) and Professor Francesco Palermo (Institute for Comparative Federalism, EURAC Research and University of Verona).

The project will produce two articles, two policy briefs and a summary report detailing how and why co-ordination was achieved and with what effect. These will be presented to policymakers from G7 countries during four outreach activities, in order to assist governments to better co-ordinate their responses to future pandemics.

You can find out more about the project, supported by the Institute for Government and Institute for Comparative Federalism, EURAC Research, at the link here.

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Hanna Kleider

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy