Focus: COVID-19 Pandemic

All contributions related to the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Mobilizing resources urgently for climate action: overcoming longstanding challenges and learning from Covid-19

E-paper

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that countries can marshal significant resources quickly and at scale in an emergency. The climate crisis requires no less. First and foremost, that means resolving longstanding issues of climate finance -- definitional disputes, access to financing, the obstacle of indebtedness, and underneath them all, trust that rich nations will deliver on their outstanding and new climate finance commitments. Only then can the international system ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable people, communities, and countries can make the necessary changes the whole world needs.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Brazil

Case Study

The Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil comes in the wake of the political polarisation that was accentuated in the 20141 presidential elections and the scientific denialism used by the current government of President Jair Bolsonaro. Experts estimate that the way the president handles the most serious health crisis in recent decades is a reflection of this scenario.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Ukraine

Case Study

In Ukraine, especially vulnerable groups were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has become even more challenging, considering the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the unstable political system.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Philippines

Case Study

The Covid-19 pandemic struck the Philippines in the midst of economic growth. This paper documents how the Philippines got stuck in this crisis and why the government has failed to flatten the curve.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Kosovo

Case Study

“In the midst of the pandemic, Kosovo became a country left with a caretaker government, crippled parliamentary competencies and entered a new political crisis” - An insight into the current situation in Kosovo.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Nigeria

Case Study

In Nigeria, the healthcare system was not prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about how the pandemic affected a country where more than half the population lacks access to primary medical care while Nigerian doctors seek employment abroad.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Case Study: Morocco

Case Study

What are the impacts of the pandemic in Morocco? The main challenge ahead is economic recovery: getting the economy back on track, regenerating jobs, and attracting investments are at the top of the government’s priorities.