UNDP: Beyond Recovery: A Leap into the Future

Oslo Governance Centre • 29 July 2020


"The global pandemic revealed the unsustainability of our development path. The world of January 2020 was neither environmentally sustainable, nor socially inclusive, nor economically resilient. It rested on fragile foundations. Most of the shifts we are witnessing started prior to the pandemic and have been amplified throughout the crisis. We need both short- and long-term thinking to move forward.


While the urgent task today is to save lives and respond to a complex socio-economic and humanitarian crisis, it is also a time to set the course for the futureā€”to prepare for recovery and negotiate the terms of that recovery. This paper attempts this in three steps: imagining a future, tracing tipping points back in time, and engaging with the demands of the present."

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