Multilevel Governance and COVID-19 Emergency Coordination

Emergency Governance for Cities and Regions, December 2021

This Analytics Note focuses on multilevel governance and emergency coordination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 1 draws on case study analysis of 15 national-level responses, to assesses the position of subnational governments within the pandemic response structure. The remainder of the Analytics Note draws on desktop research and workshops conducted by the Emergency Governance Initiative (EGI) between April and June 2021. Additional details of these workshops are contained in Policy Brief 04 - Multilevel Emergency Governance: Enabling Adaptive and Agile Responses. This publication is the fourth in the series of Analytics Notes by the Emergency Governance initiative. The data-focused Notes are published alongside Policy Briefs which present forward-looking propositions, reform agendas, governance innovations and critical perspectives.

This Analytics Note is part of the Emergency Governance Initiative (EGI) led by LSE Cities, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis). This Initiative investigates the institutional dimensions of rapid and radical action in response to global emergencies to provide city and regional governments with frameworks, knowledge, and resources to navigate the new demands of leading emergency responses.

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 Analytics Note #04 is also available in French and Spanish