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Governing in the COVID-19 pandemic: Centralization within and between governments
Tuesday 27 October 2020 from 12:00-13:00 CET
Successful responses to the COVID-19 pandemic require coordination within
and across governments. Within governments, leaders centralised power early
in the response, concentrating their authority. Even in federations, policy-making
was temporarily centralised, with the central government taking more decisions than usual.
Across governments, policy-makers initially adopted differing approaches to coordinating the
pandemic response between central, regional, and local government. Now there seems to be less
centralisation, particularly within those federations, and regional or local governments are more prominent.
Will this be good enough to meet the current challenge? Join us in this webinar to learn more about governing
in the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons we might learn.
Scott L Greer, University of Michigan
Sarah Rozenblum, University of Michigan
Holly Jarman, University of Michigan
Matthias Wismar & Erica Richardson (European Observatory on Health
Systems and Policies)
This webinar is part of a series of webinars which draws lessons from
country experiences based on the COVID-19
Health System Response Monitor (HSRM)
. The HSRM has been delivered
by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies as a joint
undertaking with and for the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the
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