Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind

Publication | March 2021

This report examines the implications of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for the Sustainable Development Goals, and opportunities for recovery.

It highlights inequalities and vulnerabilities that have amplified the impact of the pandemic in Asia and the Pacific and emphasizes the need for a focus on people centered development, sustainability, and climate change issues. The report considers the role that digitalization has played in helping the region manage the pandemic, and the need for more inclusive digital transformation. It explores new priorities for renewed regional cooperation to enable recovery that achieves the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and leaves no country behind.


  • Executive Summary
  • From Rupture to Recovery
  • Recovery and Resilience for All: The Role of Digital Technology
  • Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Agenda 2030 after COVID-19
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

  • COVID-19
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Inclusive growth
  • Regional cooperation and integration
  • 70
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SPR210111-2
  • 978-92-9262-765-2 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-766-9 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-767-6 (ebook)

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