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The Impact and Policy Responses for COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

This policy note summarizes the key impacts of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region and suggests short- and medium-term recommendations for consideration by member States to shape responses for a sustainable future. At the start of 2020, COVID-19 has spread across the world at an unyielding pace. What began as global jitters has evolved into unprecedented disturbances in the economy, health systems and daily life. In Asia and the Pacific, the impacts of the pandemic have reverberated soundly among its population of more than 4 billion and in its network of vital supply chains. In the face of such challenges, the region must respond quickly and collectively to save lives and build resilience against future pandemics. 

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Policy Brief
Target Audience
Government
Source / Publisher
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Language
English
Geographic Scope
Regional
Region
Asia
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
GCM Objectives
Cross Cutting Theme
International cooperation
Sustainable development
Whole-of-government approach
Keywords
COVID-19 and migration
Status
Published

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