Discussion Note: Post-Pandemic Recovery and How it Alters AASCTF's Focus and Scalability
In a concerted effort to support ASEAN countries and participating AASCTF cities affected by COVID-19, the Discussion Note sets out how AASCTF is seeking to identify and support initiatives which will improve broader resilience and capacity of cities/citizens to respond to future shocks and stresses, such as, but not limited to, COVID-19. The note further makes the case for AASCTF support to be focused and directed toward the targeted enhancement of city-wide resiliency through holistic, sustainable and truly smart interventions, achieving, among others, increased health security, stability
and economic recovery.
This Discussion Note builds on DFAT’s ‘Partnership for Recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 Development Response’ and ADB’s sectoral guidance notes and coordinated COVID-19 response.