COVID-19 and Peace   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "In 2020, humanity faces one of the most serious crises in recent history. The tragic loss of life and deep economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic will permanently change society and economies. Responsiveness and adaptability will determine which countries perform best through this period. The pandemic will undo many years of socio-economic development for several countries, exacerbating humanitarian crises and potentially aggravating unrest and conflict. In this paper, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) summarises the crisis through the lens of socio-economic development and peacebuilding. The paper outlines the global impact of the pandemic, using economic data and forecasts available as of May 2020. It discusses the changes in socio-economic systems using the Positive Peace framework and considers the repercussions of such changes on patterns of violence and conflict. Finally, it examines key aspects of the post-pandemic world and comments on forward-looking initiatives to reshape the global economy. The report also analyses which countries are best positioned to deal with the crisis and those that are not."

Institute for Economics and Peace
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