COVID-19 AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
With the aim of reflecting on the current COVID-19 pandemic and what it makes evident about sustainable development, the Governance area of Cepei presents this blog series that address issues such as: the effects of the pandemic on international cooperation, the need for development governance to adapt face-to-face meetings to virtual meetings, the urgency of financing and resources mobilization to overcome the crisis, and other issues related to our work.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not only measured in dead-infected-cured cases but also in economic losses.
“Financial resources exist and they can be mobilized if the cause warrants it, and the promotion of sustainable development in developing countries has not justified a monetary investment close to the one we are seeing today”, states Javier Surasky in the fourth entry of the COVID-19 and Sustainable development blog series.
“Time is not money, but in this case, a timely response means supporting actions that should be taken right now in areas where COVID-19 is already present. Not all of us can provide funding, but we can be attentive to what our governments are doing in this regard and let them know our reactions to their decisions”.
“Too often, global panic about epidemics has been followed by complacency and inaction. For example, the 2009 influenza pandemic prompted a similar review of global preparedness, but most of its recommendations were not addressed. If they had been implemented, thousands of lives could have been saved.”
-High-level Panel on the Global Response to Health Crises final report, 2016
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