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How do we set countries up for peace and prosperity in the long-term through our livelihoods and economic recovery work, even during crisis? How do we inject this long-term thinking from the onset, as we design policies and programmes to stabilize livelihoods? Beyond stabilization, how do we enable structural transformation and tap into opportunities in the blue economy to build back better? What is the role of financing in enabling local private sector development and building resilience in crisis contexts?
This event seeks to explore these questions with UNDP leaders and strategic partners, recognizing the role of livelihoods and economic recovery policy and programming in facilitating peace and prosperity in the long–term. While crisis disrupts markets and livelihoods, it can also bring opportunities to transform “business as usual”, addressing underlying structural inequalities and laying the foundation for a diversified, green and inclusive economy and society to “build back better.”
To enable this transformation, the event will look at three themes –
- How to design and implement effective stabilization programming and its role in operationalizing the HDP nexus
- How to facilitate structural transformation by tapping into the blue economy
- How financing can play a key role in catalysing local private sector development and building the resilience of firms. Strategies to effectively address compounding effects of COVID-19 in already fragile situations and promote inclusion of groups such as youth, women, migrants and displaced people will be explored across all three themes.
After presentations from the speakers (total of 60 mins for 3 themes), ample time will be set aside for Q&A from the audience (~30 mins) to spur discussions on how livelihoods and economic recovery can be a catalyst for long-term transformation in fragile contexts.