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COVID-19 instigated a seismic shift in how the world operates, and no country has been left untouched. As governments begin to grapple with the long-term implications of the pandemic, they must reconsider how to address six pressing issues that they face: economic recovery, healthcare, education, climate, national safety and security, and rebuilding trust in government. This series of short articles offers a framework that governments can use to identify their governance style. The articles also describe the opportunities and challenges that each type of government will face in the coming years in working to address the six issues that will shape their future, and explore the implications for public–private relationships.
We’ve developed four archetypes that help readers conceptualise how governments might address these six global challenges, based on two ideological considerations: how centralised and expansive the national government is (centralised versus decentralised) and its global orientation (globally versus locally oriented). Most governments will fall predominantly into one of the four archetypes, which will allow officials and other readers to understand the opportunities and questions that similar governments face in addressing the six challenges.
The following mechanisms, when overlaid on public-sector programmes and policy considerations, can help governments achieve a stronger, more resilient and more inclusive society.