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Owing to COVID-19 outbreak, SDPI staff is working from home from 9am to 5pm five days a week. All our staff members are available on phone, email and/or any other digital/electronic modes of communication during our usual official hours. You can also find all our work related to COVID-19 in orange entries in our publications section below.    The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce its Twenty-third Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) from 14 – 17 December 2020 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The overarching theme of this year’s Conference is Sustainable Development in the Times of COVID-19. Read more…       FOOD SECIRITY DASHBOARD: On 4th Nov, SDPI has shared the first prototype of Food Security Dashboard with Dr Moeed Yousaf, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on  National Security and Economic Outreach in the presence of stakeholders, including Ministry of National Food Security and Research. Provincial and district authorities attended the event in person or through zoom. The dashboard will help the government monitor and regulate the supply chain of essential food commodities.

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Published Date: Nov 17, 2020

World response to COVID-19: Time to set new goals and priorities

Abstract

The coronavirus, also called COVID-19, not only affected the health of large populations but also hit hard the developed and developing economies. The pandemic impact on the superpowers was so worst that it exposed their healthcare facilities. The world, however, responded to the pandemic in different ways starting from lockdowns to the opening of a few sectors under certain SOPs. This study highlights a few important steps taken by different countries to cope with this pandemic so as to bring life towards normalcy. The world should focus on the future and understand that what went wrong. Opportunity is the outcome of every crisis and this time the world needs to set new priorities and goals for the safety of their future generations. It’s time to respond to Sustainable Development Goals instead of spending hefty amounts on military might and fighting wars.