The project focuses on strengthening the capacities of local governments in cities globally to design, implement and monitor sustainable, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding plans.
The project will contribute to creating more resilient cities and local governments better able to withstand shocks, such as COVID-19, and stresses likely to reoccur in a predominantly urban world. Implementation considers linkages with other dimensions of urban resilience of specific relevance to the different social, spatial and governance contexts of each region. Project outcomes will also be integrated with and contribute to national and global resilience building efforts.
The pandemic has forced countries and cities to implement various movement control measures and closure of businesses that have resulted in shrinking economic activities in cities and massive revenue loss of local governments.
While the effects of COVID-19 provided some positive environmental outcomes, such as temporary reductions in emissions and improved urban air quality, the opportunity to have a sustainable and green urban recovery is still to be realised.
This Global Compendium of Practices on Local Economic and Financial Recovery includes experiences and lessons from different cities. The provision of global practices gives cities across the globe an opportunity for peer-learning in developing and implementing their immediate response and recovery plans.
Dec 15, 2020 08:00-11:00 CET: Session for Europe, Asia and the Pacific regions
Dec 17, 2020 15:00-18:00 CET: Session for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Arab regions