Event Reports

KAS Japan Weekly COVID-19 Updates

by 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. 

 

Contact Person

Cristita Marie Perez

Cristita Marie Perez KAS

Senior Program Manager of Regional program Social Economic Policies Asia (SOPAS)

Cristita.Perez@kas.de +81 3 6426 5041 +81 3 6426 5047