KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

von Cristita Marie Perez

COVID-19 and Political Economics

Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate the interconnectedness of politics, economics and other considerations.

Key messages include:


1. Public health experts have long warned about the possibility of a pandemic occurring, but politicians’ focus on the next elections have dissuaded them from investing time, money and effort to prevent a future but abstract crisis.


2. The pandemic also illustrates the immense difficulty of international and worldwide #cooperation. 


3. Untangling the complex web of politics and economics is essential in crafting solutions towards a fairer, smarter and more #sustainable recovery. 



Cristita Marie Perez

Cristita Marie Perez KAS

Managerin des Regionalprogramms Soziale Ordnungspolitik Asien (SOPAS) +81 3 6426 5041