PB22 Emerging from COVID, slowly: a Pacific update

Development Policy Centre Policy Brief No. 22

By Stephen Howes and Huiyuan Liu

October 2022

More than two years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries all around the world continue to face outbreaks. The world is, nevertheless, transitioning from a pandemic to a post-pandemic or endemic phase, in which life is returning to normality, and borders are re-opening. This update reports on the challenges and risks the Pacific will face post-pandemic.

Howes, S. & Liu, H., 2022, ‘Emerging from COVID, slowly: a Pacific update’, Policy Brief No. 22, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra.

Karen Downing

Karen Downing is Research Communications Coordinator at the Development Policy Centre.