COVID-19: economic costs and responses in the Pacific

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Written by Arichika Okazaki

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The economic costs of COVID-19 continue to mount, globally and in the Pacific. But what is the damage in the Pacific, and how are Pacific governments responding? In this seminar, we’ll explore the economic damage caused by COVID-19 and the responses Pacific governments are taking. Professor Stephen Howes will present an overview based on the Pacific Covid Economic Database the Development Policy Centre has put together. Dr Jenny Gordon, Chief Economist of DFAT, will provide her assessment. Dr Neelesh Gounder and Mr Maholopa Laveil will present perspectives on Fiji and PNG, respectively.

Chair
Sadhana Sen, Regional Media Adviser, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Panelists
Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Dr Jenny Gordon, Chief Economist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Dr Neelesh Gounder, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific

Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer in Economics, University of Papua New Guinea

This webinar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded, and the recording will be made available after the event through the Development Policy Centre website.

Arichika Okazaki

Arichika Okazaki is a Program Officer at the Development Policy Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Development Studies from the ANU. He assists in the coordination of the Centre’s events, including the annual Australasian Aid Conference and the PNG Update.

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