COVID-19 has brought unprecedented economic and development challenges but it also offers opportunities for financing solutions to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Collecting taxes more efficiently allows countries to improve their balance sheets after the pandemic while promoting business investment and sustainable economic growth.
Post-COVID economic recovery could be delayed in countries with poor track records on governance.
COVID-19 has hit the entire globe at once, slowing investment in resilient infrastructure that will improve lives over the long term. Effective governance is critical to ensure infrastructure projects are well planned, funded, and implemented.
Governments need to strategically use financing opportunities while safeguarding their economies from the risks of runaway debt and poor debt management.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for a fairer, more robust and more efficient tax revenue and spending system.
On the road to a speedy economic recovery: A broad-based tax system is key to Solomon Islands’ pandemic response
A more sustainable revenue base for the Pacific Island nation could better manage changing economic conditions and the impact of shocks such as COVID-19.
To respond to the challenges of the pandemic and deliver services effectively, a professional civil service needs to build the values, culture and skills required to respond to complex demands and challenges.
At the local level, public services have gone digital in Indonesia as the pandemic forces government offices to restrict access to them.