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On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID -19 a global pandemic. This declaration alarmed the world about the severity of the disease, its speed of contagion and the need for government to act with credible policy measures to contain it.

After China (in Wuhan), the virus propagated in Italy (in the North) and then spread to the whole country, continued to Spain, to the other European countries and continued to the Middle East, Africa and all parts of the globe.

On 18 March 2020, EMEA launched  a regional policy research initiative on COVID-19 that aims to identify and to assess the policy responses and socio-economic challenges linked to this global pandemic and future responses to enhance our socio-economic resilience in Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa.

EMEA launches COVID-19 Policy Response Monitor for Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa
The EMEA COVID-19 Policy Response Monitor is a dynamic tool, the purpose of which is to monitor and assess the evolution and the policy responses related to the pandemic in Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. Three…
Covid-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: Diagnosis, Policy Responses, Preliminary Assessment and Way Forward
The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) launches a detailed study on the COVID-19 spread in the Mediterranean and Africa As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, EMEA in collaboration with EMNES have launched…
Time for a Decisive Coordinated Response to a Costly Global COVID-19 Systemic Crisis: Towards a Global Resilient System
The COVID-19 global pandemic has shown to the world that no governments from either developed or developing nations were equipped and ready to prevent, or to manage, such an abrupt external shock. This policy paper…
Statement by Rym Ayadi (EMEA President) on Covid-19
25 March 2020, Spain is in its second week of confinement, where 47,610 cases of COVID-19 disease have been recorded, from which there have been 3,434 deaths and 5,367 people have recovered. The global pandemic,…
Covid-19 in the Mediterranean and Africa: Diagnosis, Policy Responses, Preliminary Assessment and Way Forward Study
Amidst the disrupting circumstances resulting from the global pandemic COVID-19, this study provides a diagnosis of the contagion between February and April 2020 in the Mediterranean and Africa. It assesses the level of preparedness of…
Time for a Decisive Coordinated Response to a Costly Global COVID-19 Systemic Crisis: Towards a Global Resilient System
The COVID-19 global pandemic has shown to the world that no governments from either developed or developing nations were equipped and ready to prevent, or to manage, such an abrupt external shock. This policy paper…
Statement by EMEA President on Covid-19
This is a call to the G20 leaders who are meeting on a video conference on Thursday 26 March, 2020 to consider the lessons from these vital concepts and agree on a credible global action…

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