Key takeaways: Are governments investing in caring and just economies?

In 2020 and 2021, the COVID-19 crisis hit Asia and the Pacific hard, with catastrophic impacts on health, economies and societies. It reversed much of the progress on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and worsened gender equalities in health, education and labour. It amplified pressures on weak health-care services and fragmented social protection systems.

This 8-page advocacy brief for UN Women summarises an assessment of COVID-19 fiscal stimulus response and policy measures in nine countries in Asia and the Pacific (Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam). 

For the full report, click here.