How can geospatial analysis and mapping help monitor trade patterns during recovery and target business support?

Background

COVID-19 has posed a major economic shock, disrupting trade flows, stretching supply chains, and challenging international organisations that uphold systems of global governance as well as broader perceptions of international openness. Beyond immediate policy responses, evidence should support long-term recovery and economic security within the global rules-based system.

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DIT Areas of research interest 2020 to 2021 GOVUK

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    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Edinburgh

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