Regional Frameworks to Become National Actions 

The focus of governments around Asia and the Pacific has shifted from containing the spread of COVID-19 towards recovering from socio-economic disruptions. Recovery frameworks have been articulated over the last year, emphasizing the streamlining of regional and national development strategies across all levels. Most notable among regional plans is the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework. Yet, to truly move ahead with the recovery, further efforts to align national actions with regional and international implementation can have a more substantial impact. The South-East Asia Policy Dialogue launched alongside the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific has given more clarity to what is needed at a national level.