Building Resilience – COVID-19 Impact and Responses in Urban Areas – Case of Southeast Asia

Aparna Bharadwaj Takeshi Oikawa Patrick Witschi Buddhi Mahindaratne Nikhil Garg James Ganendra Criselda Sy

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and BCG conducted a comprehensive study to understand how the pandemic impacted Southeast Asia along various dimensions. The report shares key findings on the immediate impact, how the countries reacted and uncovers six themes of long-lasting changes.