The COVID-19 global health crisis has undoubtedly impacted many aspects of society and the economy. The unprecedented socioeconomic impacts that it has caused have undermined development progress and threatened the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Simultaneously, countries are being forced to confront the challenges of managing compound risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and natural hazards.
The International Recovery Forum 2021 will feature discussions on lessons for governance, planning, financing, inclusion, and other key areas from recovery experience which can be applied to recovery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will consider the unique challenges and opportunities for recovery and building back better from the pandemic and compound disasters.