COVID 19 Socio-Economic Response Plan
Nov 12, 2020
The socio-economic response plan (SERP) is set within the overall UN COVID-19 “recovery pathway” framework and follows the initial analysis and programmatic activities carried out by the UN system since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. The response plan is based on key gaps identified in the socio-economic impact assessment (SEIA) conducted earlier this year. The SEIA features findings and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 based on data collected through a series of thematic assessments and surveys conducted by UN agencies, and civil society organizations, and from official government statistics and assessments. The response plan provides a series of recommendations for the country to address the short and long term challenges created by the pandemic, in 6 areas of focus: Health, Social Protection, Jobs, Employment and Small Medium Size Enterprises, Macro economy and international cooperation, Resilience, Environment and Climate Change. This response plan constitutes “Phase 3” of the UN team in Serbia’s response to COVID-19.