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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020

Shifting policies for systemic change

Lessons from the global COVID-19 crisis 

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Preface


Overview

A world in turmoil needs fundamental change 
By Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum


Spotlights on the multiple crisis: Impacts and responses on the ground

Spotlights on the multiple crises: Impacts and responses on the ground 
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch

Box 1.1: When the global housing crisis meets a global pandemic: a social tragedy 

By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International


Box 1.2: Decentralised Governance – Kerala state, India
By Vanita Nayak Mukherjee, DAWN


Box 1.3: Chile: The state as a rapist macho
By Teresa Valdés, coordinator, Observatorio de Género y Equidad


Box 1.4: Beirut explodes
By Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)


Systemic changes or back to the old normal?

Systemic changes or back to the old normal?
By Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum

Box 2.1: Local government strategies to provide emergency lockdown
solutions in the COVID-19 crisis

By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International


Box 2.2: The IMF’s role in the devastating impacts of COVID-19 – the case of Ecuador
By Pablo Iturralde, Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales (Ecuador)


Box 2.3: Contesting business-as-usual and promoting economic transformation in South Africa
By Carilee Osborne and Pamela Choga, Institute for Economic Justice


Building blocks of an agenda for systemic change

Building blocks of an agenda for systemic change 
By Cecilia Alemany and Gita Sen, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)


I RE-VALUE the importance of care in society
By Corina Rodríguez Enríquez (DAWN)


Box 3.1: “We are only as safe as the most vulnerable among us”
– Strengthening public health and social protection systems
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Mira Bierbaum, Thomas Gebauer and Nicola Wiebe, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors


II RE-EMPOWERING public services in a time of COVID-19
By Daniel Bertossa, Public Services International (PSI)


Box 3.2: More than ever with COVID-19 we need strong public and social housing services
By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International


Box 3.3: Strengthening public education systems
By Antonia Wulff, Education International


III RE-BALANCE global and local value chains
By Stefano Prato, Society for International Development (SID)


IV REINFORCING the shift towards climate justice
By Vicente Paolo Yu, Third World Network


V REDISTRIBUTE economic power and resources
By Kate Donald and Ignacio Saiz, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)


Box 3.4: Public-Private Partnerships in the health sector: a needed revision to “build forward” better
By Corina Rodríguez Enríquez, DAWN


VI RE-REGULATE global finance
By Bodo Ellmers, Global Policy Forum Europe


VII RE-INVENTING multilateral solidarity: rhetoric, reaction or realignment of power?
By Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum


VIII REDEFINE the measures of development and progress
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch