Protecting People and Economies: Integrated Policy Responses to COVID-19

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This paper draws on the discussion note, co-authored by Martin Rama and Hans Peter Lankes, “The economic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis,” and on contributions by experts across the World Bank Group, including all Global Practices; the Development Economics Vice Presidency; the Fragility, Conflict and Violence and Gender Global Themes; regional and country teams; and others.

This policy paper seeks to:

  • Ensure coherence and address cross-sectoral linkages for containing the pandemic, protecting people and the economy, and stimulating recovery
  • Balance policy options coherently across sectors & objectives
  • Deepen focus on leadership, governance, communication and 'whole of society' engagement 
  • Inform policy choice and design in an integrated manner across sectors in specific country contexts