On the policy side, IPAG is one of the leading think tanks engaged in preparing Policy Briefs (PB) for G20, the world’s 20 most politically & economically powerful nations. Following is a link to PBs for the G20 Leadership Summits from 2017-2020. The link: https://tinyurl.com/qwlpnp6

For the G20 Leadership Summit 2020 to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following are the COVID 19 related topics on which IPAG Asia Pacific is writing Policy Briefs for the G20 Leadership.

  1. Multilateralism in times of Global Pandemic: The COVID-19 Experience
  2. Social, Cultural, and Community Resilience Efforts during COVID-19 Crisis
  3. The COVID-19 Outbreak and Inequitable access to Global Health Care Systems.
  4. Regional and Global Exchange of Health Services and Information

On that note, IPAG already has started doing research and analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on important areas like healthcare & public services, economy & trade, education & employment, society & community, and environment & natural resources. As this disease unfolds, we will continue looking into both country specific as well as cross-country comparative studies to better understand the dynamics of COVID-19 in spreading its effect across countries, regions, and continents and what may be the best ways to respond to these challenges in the coming days.