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