People’s agenda for pandemic preparedness

Think tank: Institute of Development Studies

Author(s): Various Authors

April 24, 2023

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Development Studies looks at collecting knowledge gained from our experiences with the Covid-19 health emergency.

In May 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that Covid-19 is no longer a health emergency. Now that the world is in this new period of living with the coronavirus, it is an important time to gather knowledge gained from our experiences. Over 50 researchers from 25 countries across six continents have come together to share the key lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, the policies to mitigate it, and the impacts of these policies. Several resounding lessons emerged from across the globe that seemed to be at the root of many of the issues raised, including: resolving systemic issues; ensuring the most vulnerable are supported; increasing community involvement, and taking pandemic innovations forward for the future.