Traversing COVID-19 on the journey to the next normal

Track how COVID-19 is affecting leading offshore and nearshore locations around the globe and how the world is recovering and getting back to work.

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COVID-19 effects among IT and BPO delivery locations

Members of Strategic Outsourcing and Vendor Management (SOVM),  GBS / shared services, and Locations Insider™ memberships can request complimentary weekly access to the data.

Key definitions
  • Top left chart: bubble size represents number of IT and BPO professionals in the location
  • COVID-19 mortality rate = total deaths divided by total cases
  • Total cases include presumptive positive cases
  • Active COVID-19 incidence rate = active cases per 1 million population
  • The orange diamond shapes shown in the 2 bottom charts indicate the active COVID-19 incidence rate for each corresponding location on the latest date tracked, shown in the top left chart
  • The service provider center data in the bottom two charts is for ~350 leading IT, BPO, and engineering service providers
Using the dynamic tracker
  • By default, this tracker shows data for 18 leading offshore and nearshore countries
  • To find specific regions or countries, use the Region and Country drop-down selections, above the top left chart to select from a list of 37 countries.  (All four charts will update to reflect data for the selected regions/countries.) NOTE: Use  CTRL key while making multiple selections in the drop-downs
  • Top left chart: Click the play button to see changes over time in COVID-19 risk exposure for the selected locations
  • Hover over chart elements (orange diamond, bubbles, etc.) to see additional information for that element
  • Top left chart: click on any bubble to see the historical trajectory of COVID-19 risk exposure for that location
  • If you have any questions regarding the dynamic tracker, please contact us

Back to work in the next normal

Key definitions
  • The back-to-work index groups the back to work score of each country to provide a comparative view of the infection rate across various countries
  • Recovery index provides a composite score based on the back to work index and incidence rate index to represent the relative success of a country’s recovery  amidst the pandemic
  • The incidence rate index groups the incidence rate of each country to provide a comparative view of the  infection rate across different countries
  • The back-to-work score provides a consolidated view for each country based on the change in traffic to retail and recreation establishments, transit stations and workplaces
  • Incidence rate = active COVID-19 cases per 1 million population
Using the back-to-work tracker
  • To find specific countries, add a country, or remove a country, choose from the Country drop-down selections, located above the Recovery index ranking table in the top right of the visualization. (All four charts will update to reflect data for the selected countries.) NOTE: Use CTRL key to make multiple country selections
  • Date ranges can be changed either by clicking on either/both of the date boxes at the top right of the visualization or by dragging either/both of the white circles at either end of the timeline, found below the Date range
  • Hover over lines in the chart to see actual values for each country for a specific date.
  • To highlight a specific country’s trend when a chart has more than one line, click on that country’s bubble in the top left of either chart
  • If you have any questions regarding the dynamic tracker, please contact us

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