Covid-19 has underscored the need for comprehensive social protection, with about half of Asia-Pacific's population still lacking it. As nations build back better, they should strive to make universal social protection a reality.
Governments should be using the current crisis to double up on foreign development spending. The more support that developing and emerging economies have to weather the storm, the faster the global recovery will be.
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