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UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery

“Recovering better from the challenges resulting from COVID-19 will require global solidarity and innovation.”
Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General

Developed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, in collaboration the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UN Partnerships), the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery provides a framework for leveraging the power of science in support of better socioeconomic recovery and a more equitable, resilient and sustainable future.  

The guide was published in November 2020, as a result of a global participatory process that drew upon insights from researchers, research funders, government policymakers, civil society leaders and UN officials from around the world. 

To share the highlights of the report, UN Partnerships, together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations hosted in January 2021 an Open Dialogue on Science for Development in the Context of COVID-19. During the event, representatives of major global research funding institutions discussed how science could contribute to recovery. The event identified strategies for improving collaboration among the world’s research funding agencies, research institutions and the United Nations.

Building on the work of the UN COVID-19 economic and social recovery plan, the UN Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery aims to transform COVID-19 recovery into a rapid learning initiative – one where national and international responses can be informed by rigorous social scientific evidence generated in the forthcoming recovery period. In 2022, the initiative plans to further strengthen its collaboration with research institutions globally.

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