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COVID-19
City Safety Ranking Q2/2021

Benchmarking of Municipal Pandemic Response
(Vaccines, Economy, Prevention, Governance, Safety)

Based on data collected until September 2021

This special analytical case study is conducted by Deep Knowledge Analytics, the DeepTech analytical subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Group, which specializes in producing advanced analytics using sophisticated technologies to provide insightful market intelligence and pragmatic forecasts.


The primary focus of the report is to analyze the regional response to pandemics at the municipal level. This publication is the second iteration of an ongoing and periodically updated series of Municipal coronavirus Analytics reports on the city-level pandemic response analysis. The analysis presented in this iteration of the series uses more than 8,000 data points in total, applying an analytical framework composed of 114 indicators, qualitative or quantitative in nature, classified into 5 qualitatively distinct categories applied to a total of 72 cities and municipalities globally. Then, from these 72 cities, the top 50 cities with the highest scores are selected and analyzed for best practices.


In addition to the municipal response to pandemics, the Ranking examines several contextual factors to ensure the economy is stabilized during emergencies, competently manages internal health system resources, and identifies risks, and prevents them. The Ranking is expected to provide insights into leadership and the economy, society, and health, as well as assist municipalities and states in determining gaps in their preparedness measures to achieve inclusion, resilience, and sustainability in cities through the independent analysis provided.

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COVID-19 Municipal Pandemic Response: Top-50 Cities

Rankings of Top-50 Cities According to
COVID-19 City Safety Ranking Parameters 

Cities ranked by government efficiency

The pandemic has revealed poor coordination and coherence between the national government, which takes action to treat the country integrally, and the municipal authorities, who have a better understanding of the local situation and needs of the city. Local authorities play a leading role in defining specific policies for crisis management on a city level. It is essential both for countries with centralized and decentralized forms of government due to asymmetry of Covid impact among regions, national and local areas. As an example, for the reason of limited local independence in decision-making and financing, and strong dependence on the central government for resources and coordination, which has led to a conflict of priorities between different levels of governmental organisations. Cities of Australia and the United States have seen partial success in containing the spread of the virus in its early stages. 


On the other hand, some of the municipal governments did not involve the local community and other stakeholders in the emergency response process, nor did they share enough transparency and consistency of protocols and procedures. Along with greater trust in the government and related institutions, this approach helps municipalities to respond to the crisis in a targeted manner. Consistent, clear, and open communication between all parties is critical to finding better solutions, sharing knowledge, and maintaining discipline among the population, which in turn can mitigate the negative impact of the crisis. And vice versa, the lack of such action can lead to some form of rebellion against quarantine measures imposed by national or local governments, which can be seen at the perception of some cities⁸, especially the western liberal democracies as the European Union and America, such as Berlin, Paris, New York, etc.


Another important aspect is having emergency preparedness mechanisms based on lessons learned from past events to detect and respond to a possible pandemic. Those countries that have developed national and municipal plans using their historical experience and switched to them swiftly have done a better job of containing the coronavirus attack. Among such successful cases are Singapore, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

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COVID-19 City Safety Ranking
Q2/2021
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Deep Knowledge Analytics is a DeepTech focused agency producing advanced analytics on DeepTech and frontier-technology industries using sophisticated multi-dimensional frameworks and algorithmic methods that combine hundreds of specially-designed and specifically-weighted metrics and parameters to deliver insightful market intelligence, pragmatic forecasting and tangible industry benchmarking.

Deep Knowledge Analytics is a DeepTech focused agency producing advanced analytics on DeepTech and frontier-technology industries using sophisticated multi-dimensional frameworks and algorithmic methods that combine hundreds of specially-designed and specifically-weighted metrics and parameters to deliver insightful market intelligence, pragmatic forecasting and tangible industry benchmarking.

 

It is an analytical subsidiary of Deep Knowledge Group, an international consortium of commercial and non-profit organizations focused on the synergetic convergence of DeepTech and Frontier Technologies (AI, Longevity, MedTech, FinTech, GovTech), applying progressive data-driven Invest-Tech solutions with a long-term strategic focus on AI in Healthcare, Longevity and Precision Health, and aiming to achieve positive impact through the support of progressive technologies for the benefit of humanity via scientific research, investment, entrepreneurship, analytics and philanthropy.

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