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Responding to COVID-19 and Recovering Better

Responding to COVID-19 and Recovering Better

The COVID-19 pandemic has become an all-consuming international crisis, presenting challenges to humankind not seen since World War II. Every day, the crisis forces leaders of cities, businesses, regions and nations to take decisions that decide the fates of people’s lives and livelihoods and shape the world that will emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown.

In responding to the crisis, using the long-established Policy Brief platform, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched a special series of policy briefs on the economic and social impact of COVID-19. This series ran from 1 April through June 2020 and aimed to complement and support the UN Secretary-General's initiatives in response to COVID-191 and provide the detailed analysis and solid evidence needed for effective decision-making at global, regional and national levels.

The briefs advised on a number of critical social and economic issues, including designing inclusive stimulus packages, preventing a global debt crisis, supporting countries in special situations, protecting the most vulnerable groups of people, strengthening the role of science, technology and institutions for effective response, and working together to build back better and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This compilation volume is a result of these collective efforts by our experts


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Source: UNDESA

Region: Global






Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder


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