Place-Specific Corona Dashboards for Health Policy: Design and Application of a ‘Dutchboard’

Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit*

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Since the outbreak of the corona virus in the end of 2019, many worldwide attempts have been made to monitor and control the COVID-19 pandemic. A wealth of empirical data has been collected and used by national health authorities to understand and mitigate the spread and impacts of the corona virus. In various countries this serious health concern has led to the development of corona dashboards monitoring the COVID-19 evolution. The present study aims to design and test an extended corona dashboard, in which—beside up-to-date daily core data on infections, hospital and intensive care admissions, and numbers of deceased people—also the evolution of vaccinations in a country is mapped out. This dashboard system is next extended with time-dependent contextual information on lockdown and policy stringency measures, while disaggregate information on the geographic spread of the COVID-19 disease is provided by means of big data on contact intensity and mobility motives based on detailed Google Mobility data. Finally, this context-specific corona dashboard, named ‘Dutchboard’, is further extended towards the regional and local level so as to allow also for space-specific ‘health checks’ and assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number836
Number of pages21
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2022


  • Corona dashboard
  • Death cases
  • Hospital admission
  • Infection cases
  • Intensive care
  • Local/regional COVID-19 dashboard
  • Lockdown
  • Mobility
  • Policy stringency
  • Social distancing
  • Social interaction
  • Vaccination


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