Best Practices

Global Pathfinder Report: Global Lessons In Tackling COVID-19 now available for download

The Global Pathfinder Initiative: Global Lessons in Tackling COVID-19, a 118-page detailed report on best practices in health interventions for COVID-19 is now live.


The Global Pathfinder initiative is a collaboration between PEMANDU Associates and the UK-based Delivery Associates. The report covers the successful interventions that were implemented by countries that ranked highly on the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI).


The link to the dedicated Global Pathfinder Initiative Microsite can be found at


The full report is now available to download at the following link.

GCI Updates

The GCI Recovery Index Methodology Update – 6 August 2020

We would like to update that we have observed some significant changes with the Test Data for various countries coming from our preferred data sources. These changes directly impacted the GCI Calculations for Denmark, Netherlands, France and United Kingdom.

To ensure that the integrity of our data remains intact, we have decided to retroactively re-run the GCI calculations from 23 July up to the most recent date.

Given these impending changes, we also took this opportunity to update the methodology as follows:

1) Applying the new derivative formulas for Netherlands and United Kingdom from 23 July instead of only starting from 27 July. For more details on the latter, please refer to GCI Update on 29th July for the technical update.

2) The inclusion of Test Data for the following 3 additional countries as part of the GCI Recovery Index calculations:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Oman
  • Sweden

All the above calculation methods have now been applied effective from 23 July onwards. All data and calculations prior to 23 July remain unchanged.

Best Practices

Global Lessons In Tackling COVID-19: Virtual Report Launch – 6th August 2020

Please join us for the launch of a new global report ‘Learning Together: Global Lessons in Tackling COVID-19’ on 6th August, 12:00 PM (UK time). The report is part of the Global Pathfinder Initiative – a joint collaboration between PEMANDU Associates and Delivery Associates – which aims to facilitate global learning by compiling effective practices from countries in their response to COVID-19.

Sir Michael Barber and Idris Jala will be discussing the key learnings from the new in-depth report and giving insight into the successful practices of the top 20 countries that have maintained a strong recovery in the fight against COVID-19. Sir Michael Barber and Idris Jala will also be joined by global health experts and public service leaders to discuss the opportunities for global collaboration and learning.

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