BEST Virtual Summit > SDGs Beyond the Pandemic

Financing the SDGs in the time of COVID-19

Session Date: 19 June 2020 at 18:00 CEST


The pandemic has disproportionately impacted developing and emerging economies through an unprecedented combination of domestic and external shocks. Tragically COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, recently entering the most vulnerable countries in the world. The World Bank’s most recent estimates revealed that COVID-19 could push 71 million people into extreme poverty – in the downside scenario, this increases to 100 million. The pandemic threatens to erase years of progress towards the 2030 Agenda: how can the Sustainable Development Goals be used as a framework for the recovery, to build resilience into the economic and financial systems while protecting the people and the planet for the future generations?