COVID-19: What can the G20 do to support the Fight against Pandemics in a Globalized World? 
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The COVID-19 pandemic has once again shown that we need everyone to get involved in a massive effort to keep the world safe. Researchers are working at high speed to understand new viruses, develop treatments and vaccines to curb pandemics and prevent future outbreaks. With COVID-19 new forms of collaboration have emerged for scientists around the world to share results much faster than during any previous outbreaks. With leadership by the G20 and the World Health Organization (WHO), science and other actors crucial for global health have to take a collective and non-discriminative responsibility to support such a form of global governance.

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Elhadj As Sy

Kofi Annan Foundation

Christian Drosten

Charité, Germany

Ilona Kickbusch

World Health Summit

David Loew

Sanofi Pasteur, Switzerland

Moderator: Sabine Christiansen

Journalist & Media Entrepreneur

Vision Statement

Maria Flachsbarth

German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

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Policy Briefs on COVID-19

Policy Briefs contain recommendations and visions and cover policy ares that are of interest to G20 policymakers. The majority of the Policy Briefs has been developed by a corresponding T20 Task Force.

Fundamental Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dennis J. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)

Supply and Demand Shocks in the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Industry and Occupation Perspective

By Anton Pichler, François Lafond, J. Doyne Farmer, R. Maria del Rio-Chanona, Penny Mealy (University of Oxford – Institute for New Economic Thinking)

Geopolitical symptoms of COVID-19: Narrative battles within the Eastern Partnership

By Mihai-Razvan Corman (Bertelsmann Stiftung) and Eliana Coraci (Bertelsmann Stiftung)

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Government vs. Community Action Across the United States

By Adam Brzezinski, Guido Deiana, Valentin Kecht and David Van Dijcke (University of Oxford – The Institute for New Economic Thinking)

Infrastructure for Growth Post COVID-19

By Alberto Belladonna (ISPI) and Alessandro Gili (ISPI)

The fiscal response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus

By Julia Anderson, Enrico Bergamini, Sybrand Brekelmans, Aliénor Cameron, Zsolt Darvas, Marta Domínguez Jíménez (Bruegel)

A crisis in times of crisis: Combating COVID-19 under sanctions in Iran?

By Sonali Chowdhury, Anna-Katharina Jacobs & Kathrin Kamin (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) 

Awakening in the post-pandemic world

Mitigating the work-security trade-off while rebooting the economy

By Tito Boeri (INPS), Alessandro Caiumi (Bocconi University) & Marco Paccagnella (OECD)

Will COVID-19 Remake the World?

By Dani Rodrik (Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government)

It Is Time To Think Differently About Health

By Sandro Galea (School of Public Health, Boston University)

COVID-19 Calls for a Marshall Plan for Health

By Sandro Galea (School of Public Health, Boston University)

COVID-19: Lockdown exit strategies for Africa

By Stephen Karingi (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)

COVID-19 in Africa: Protecting Lives and Economies

By Stephen Karingi (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)

COVID-19 and Latin America

By Fernando Filgueria (Universidad de la República, Urugua)

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Mihlali Malilwana University of Cape Town

The fast growing spread of Covid19 has exposed Africa’s lack of technological advancement. The global pandemic has forced Africa to look towards implementing technology in carrying out primary civil services such as education and health care. But with inefficient or outdated technology that is currently present in many countries throughout the continent this has become very difficult and has resulted in a need to seek better forms of technology of other countries. Socioeconomic imbalances of the continent have resulted in many governments neglecting the need for higher rates of investment in technology and focus mainly on ensuring that the limited… Read more »

Muhammad Faisal Rafique University of Karachi (Department of Criminology)

Pakistan is also dealing with the corona virus pandemic. Workers continue to fall sick, factories remain shut, and healthcare systems become overwhelmed. Mitigating the health emergency and extent of economic loss will not be easy for Pakistan. The country of over 200 million is already going through a macroeconomic stabilization, and ranks below world average on most human development indicators. Pakistan spends 2% of its GDP on healthcare, against a global average of 10%. It also fares much worse than its neighbors, Iran and India. In 2016 Pakistan spent around $40 per citizen on healthcare, India was $62, and Iran… Read more »

Muhammad Faisal Rafique University of Karachi (Department of Criminology)

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