This Regional Policy Brief aims to provide an overview of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UNECE region; identify urban economic resilience needs of cities; and offer policy recommendations, best practices, tools and mechanisms for sustainable urban economic recovery.
Policy recommendations are in the following four thematic areas:
- Urban governance
- Socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Nature-based solutions and climate neutrality
- Urban planning and transportation
The policy brief builds on knowledge developed within the global project "Building urban economic resilience during and after COVID-19" which is supported by the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) Programme.