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Success in combating a pandemic: Role of fast policy responses

Le Tung

World Development Perspectives, 2021, vol. 21, issue C

Abstract: The rapid outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is putting humanity in front of enormous health risks. The pandemic also causes serious social crises in many countries. In order to successfully prevent and control a dangerous epidemic such as COVID-19, it requires the government to have an urgent, flexible and effective policy response framework. This health disaster once again highlights the importance of public governance in crisis. Since the COVID-19 spread globally, Vietnam has been recognized by international organizations as having one of the best-organized epidemic control programs in this pandemic. My paper introduces the fast policy responses of the Vietnamese government to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic. The practical experiences from Vietnam are not only useful for policymakers in other countries in finalizing the policy response framework for coping with the on-going pandemic but also contribute to the public management theory in social crises.

Keywords: Crisis management; Public management; COVID-19; Corona virus; SARS-CoV-2; Vietnam (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100285

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