Around the world, governments at all levels are facing enormous economic, social, and public health challenges as they navigate recovery and rebuilding efforts in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Now more than ever, public officials are being called upon to address the myriad of critical issues exposed or exacerbated by COVID-19. If left unaddressed, these challenges of tremendous social, economic, health, and educational consequence will erode the ability for societies and their residents to flourish.
The severity and effects of the COVID-19 crisis vary markedly across country, state, and city lines. As a result, governments are beginning to embark upon the long and uncertain road to recovery from unique starting points, both in terms of public health and existing regional economic and social contexts and political structures.
In implementing recovery solutions for the short and long-term, leaders at all levels have the opportunity to use this unprecedented crisis as a launchpad for making government more effective and human-centric and to create more innovative, livable, equitable, and resilient societies.