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Mr. Philip Barrett
This paper updates the Reported Social Unrest Index of Barrett et al (2020), reviewing recent developments in social unrest worldwide since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It shows that unrest was elevated during late 2019, coincident with widespread protests in Latin America. Unrest then fell markedly during the early stages of the pandemic as voluntary and involuntary social distancing struck. Social unrest has since returned but generally remains below levels seen in 2019.
Mr. Philip Barrett

wide set of socio-economic variables, using RSUI-identified events as the outcome variable. This work is, in turn, used to inform IMF surveillance and assessment of social unrest vulnerabilities. And Barrett et al. (2021) use a daily version of the RSUI within event months to identify stock market responses to unrest events. 3 Social unrest since July 2019 This section describes trends in unrest as measured by the RSUI since July 2019. This is split into three periods: pre-pandemic (the second half of 2019), the early pandemic (2020), and the later stages