A private sector-led COVID-19 Recovery scenario

Private sector involvement in humanitarian and health crises is not a new phenomenon. However, the impact of COVID-19 is on a much larger scale as compared to previous outbreaks and also not geographically isolated. This calls for a response that places public-private cooperation at its very core. Mitigating the worst effects of the pandemic can only be broken if the traditional way of working in silos is eliminated and Partnerships are forged.

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Transforming business strategies: aligning the digital to the physical world

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in China, in December 2019 begun a chain of events that effectively brought global economic growth to a near standstill, as countries imposed tight restrictions on movement of people and goods within and across borders. While traditional businesses closed up in order to protect human life and in response to ever changing government policies on COVID-19 prevention and spread, online businesses thrived as people sought to find what they needed remotely, via the internet... Join the discussion

Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the SDGs

In 2015, Member States making up the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals. These have been in place for five years now and already many nations are falling behind in meeting the set targets by 2030 as they grapple with many challenges. These challenges have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected all segments of the population and is particularly detrimental to vulnerable members of society i.e. the poor, the elderly, persons with disabilities and the youth; whose socio-economic situation have been worsened by the restrictions on movement, shrinking remittances and diminishing employment opportunities... Join the discussion