The project focuses on strengthening the capacities of local governments in 16 cities globally to design, implement and monitor sustainable, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding plans.
The immediate impact of the project is the provision of good global practices from other cities which will inform the pilot cities in their activities to develop and implement their immediate response and recovery plans to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, the project will contribute to making cities more resilient and help local governments to better withstand shocks, such as COVID-19, and urban stresses that are likely to occur in a predominantly urban world. Implementation will consider linkages with other dimensions of urban resilience that are of specific relevance to the different social, spatial and governance contexts of each region.
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 Economy and Financial Recovery includes experiences and lessons from different cities so as to exchange information and propose references for others that are passing through similar situations.
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