Executive Director, Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
Toby Phillips is Executive Director of the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT), a global systematic dataset that records the policy response to the pandemic. The OxCGRT is used by governments, researchers, and businesses around the world. Toby previously ran the research and policy team for the Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development, a two-year commission of inquiry – chaired by Melinda Gates, Sri Mulyani Indrwati and Strive Masiyiwa – that reset the global discussion on how developing countries can navigate and take advantage of technological disruption. Prior to joining Oxford University, Toby worked as a civil servant in the Australian government, with a focus on domestic policy: social security, aged care, disaster management, housing, higher education, and public finances.