Responding to COVID ‐19 Through Surveys of Public Servants

Christian Schuster, Weitzman Lauren, Kim Sass Mikkelsen, Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, Katherine Bersch, Francis Fukuyama, Patricia Paskov, Daniel Rogger, Dinsha Mistree, Kerenssa Kay

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Responding to COVID‐19 presents unprecedented challenges for public sector practitioners and addressing those challenges requires knowledge about the problems public sector workers face. This Viewpoint essay argues that timely, up‐to‐date surveys of public sector workers are an essential tool for identifying problems, resolving bottlenecks and enabling public sector workers to operate effectively during and in response to the challenges posed by the global pandemic. This article presents the COVID‐19 Survey of Public Servants, which is currently rolled out in several countries by the Global Survey of Public Servants Consortium to assist governments in strategically compiling evidence to operate effectively during the COVID‐19 pandemic.
Original languageDanish
JournalPublic Administration Review
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Schuster, C., Lauren, W., Mikkelsen, K. S., Meyer-Sahling, J-H., Bersch, K., Fukuyama, F., Paskov, P., Rogger, D., Mistree, D., & Kay, K. (2020). Responding to COVID ‐19 Through Surveys of Public Servants. Public Administration Review.