Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19: ESCAP Framework   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is an unprecedented socio-economic crisis and calls for unprecedented policy responses. In addition to being a severe health crisis that is upending people's lives, it is wreaking havoc on economies and societies at a global scale through containment measures put in place to control it. The Asia-Pacific region is no exception. This paper outlines ESCAP's [Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific] framework of support to member States as they respond to the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and the Pacific. The paper takes guidance from the global 'UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19'. To ensure consistency of support from the UN system to member States, ESCAP's proposed framework is aligned well with this global framework and covers several similar socio-economic aspects. It also builds on ESCAP's position paper, 'The Impact and Policy Responses for COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific', published on 25 March 2020, which outlined policy recommendations encompassing the economic, social and environment pillars of sustainable development and highlighted few areas for regional cooperation in this regard."

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