Social Distancing Policies for Confronting COVID-19: The Brazilian States

The first Bulletin of the Solidary Research Network on Public Policy and Society provides a map of the responses undertaken by Brazilian state governments in terms of preventing and tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on a study by researchers at the Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, different category indicators were gathered to assess and measure the rigidity of these responses. The indicators initially selected are divided into three blocks: social distance, public health and fiscal policy. The results reported in this bulletin refers to the indicators in the first block, condensed in the Social Distancing Stringency Index (SDS) of each Brazilian state.

Work group responsible

Coordination: Lorena Barberia (USP)


  • Natalia de Paula Moreira
  • Maria Letícia Claro de F. Oliveira
  • Luiz Guilherme
  • Roth Cantarelli
  • Fabiana da Silva Pereira
  • Isabel Seelaender
  • Marcela Mello Zamudio
  • Pedro Schmalz