RBAS Development Digest


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RBAS Development Digest

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is global in scale and threatens to impact every country, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a social and economic crisis in the immediate term and over the months and years to come, presenting a vast new challenge for the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

UNDP is working at the heart of the United Nations family and in close coordination with Resident Coordinators and UN Country Teams, including the World Health Organisation, to respond to country requests for support. We have rolled out a global offer reflecting our contribution to the UN system and our readiness to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the crisis, with focus on supporting health systems, inclusive and integrated crisis management, and social and economic impact needs assessment and response. Throughout UNDP's support, special attention will be given to the most vulnerable to the particular impacts of this pandemic, including women, and chances will be seized to pivot towards a stronger-than-ever embrace of digitization as a means of pursuing sustainable development.