Life With Corona Project

The OSCE Academy is international partner of the Life with Corona project. Life with Corona is a global citizen science research project initiated by researchers from ISDC, UNU-WIDER, IGZ, and IDS to collect data on the social and economic impacts of COVID-19.

The survey will help researchers to understand and measure the social and economic consequences of the global crisis we are living through. This will provide the much-needed evidence that policy makers seek in order to develop informed responses.

Take the survey: How do we live with COVID-19?

With your support we can ensure this survey reaches into every corner across the world, gathering vital data that will shape crisis response tactics and recovery policies, protecting lives, saving livelihoods, and improving the well-being of many.

The 10-minute online survey is currently available in 19 languages, with more being added. Take the survey today at and spread the word!

More about the project

How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect people’s mental health, consumption and eating habits, social cohesion and expectations towards politics and public administration globally? How will these factors develop over time as new information about the virus emerges, exposure increases, and new measures are enforced by states?

Life with Corona is a citizen science project that will collect real-time data on the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 across the globe. It intends to capture the voices of affected citizens around the world, in order to build a global knowledge based on how people are dealing with this exceptional situation. The research will assist in providing the evidence that policy makers desperately need in order to develop informed policy responses.

The data collection started on the 23 March 2020 and will continue at least through 2020. The 10-minute online survey includes periodically changing modules on various topics related to social and economic wellbeing. The questionnaire is currently available in 19 languages, with more being added.

The survey was initiated by social scientists from ISDC - International Security and Development Center, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), and the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). The project is led by Tilman Brück from ISDC and Patricia Justino from UNU-WIDER. The study has ethical approval from UNU-WIDER with the reference number “UNU-WIDER - 01/2020”. Results will be published in accordance with open access principles on


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