UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery
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UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery

Leveraging the Power of Science for a More Equitable, Resilient and Sustainable Future

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COVID-19 has eroded progress on the SDGs

Slide shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has eroded progress towards reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in areas such as poverty and hunger reduction, health and well-being, education, gender equality, employment and economic growth, inequality, peace, justice, and strength of institutions.

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The socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 provides an opportunity for the transformative changes needed to achieve the better and brighter future envisioned by the SDGs.

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Developing a Research Roadmap

5 Steering groups 38 Research funding agencies 25 Countries and regions 20 Meetings
250 Experts 47 Written submissions 41 Participants in virtual consultations 8 Key informant interviews
5 Scoping reviews 28 Written submissions 10,198 Initial search results 320 Studies reviewed

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The result is 25 research priorities that all help to answer a singularly important question…

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Top research priority

How can COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts be purposefully designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the SDGs?

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All people, systems and generations are interdependent – we face shared risks and responsibilities.

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Slide illustrates that, like the legs of a three-legged stool, equity, resistance, and sustainability are each necessary for a better recovery.

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Responses also need to be cultivated within research systems, processes and practices.

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Science strategies for a better recovery

  1. Data infrastructure includes the organizations, policies, processes, systems and technologies involved in the collection, storage, management, oversight, distribution and use of data.
  2. Implementation science is the study of methods and strategies to promote the uptake of effective interventions into practices, programs and policies.
  3. Rapid learning systems use the best available evidence and data to inform decisions and learn from their experiences to enable continuous improvements and contribute to the global evidence base.
  4. Knowledge mobilization are efforts designed to promote the use of research evidence to inform choices and generate positive impacts.
  5. Science of science is focused on how research is funded, practiced and evaluated, and how research cultures and systems can be made more efficient, open, inclusive and impactful.

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The Roadmap in Action

Researchers must tackle the complex research priorities identified and inform transformative solutions for the problems that the COVID-19 pandemic revealed and created.

Research funding agencies will need to work together to ensure sufficient and coordinated investment to address these research priorities.

Governments and civil society organizations need to ask for the research needed to inform recovery efforts, support it, and institutionalize the use of research in decision-making.

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Slide shows the choice between returning to business as usual and using the recovery from COVID-19 to contribute to the global agenda for sustainable development and to make transformative changes that will lead to an equitable, resilient, and sustainable future.

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