The unprecedented socio-economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic calls for unparalleled multi-sectoral responses. ESCAP has developed a framework to support the socio-economic response of Asia and the Pacific to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The framework’s overarching principle supports building back better through integrated policies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. ESCAP’s offer to member States builds on its mandates and involves three main streams of work: protecting people and enhancing resilience; supporting economic recovery; and restoring supply chains and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To ensure a concerted regional approach for sustainable recovery from the crisis, ESCAP calls for regional cooperation among member States and across stakeholders.