In four thematic sections, diagnoses of the status quo are first presented, followed by specific options for policy measures. The statement provides answers to the following questions, among others:
- Effects of the pandemic on the economic structural change: Under what conditions can existing growth potentials be leveraged?
- Possible consequences of the pandemic on the distribution of wealth and social inequality: How can decision-makers respond in the areas of education and training, the fostering of gender equality and the design of the social security net?
- Limits to the performance of public organizations in the crisis: What are their causes and how can they be overcome?
- Sustainability of public finances: What are the reform options for national debt? How relevant is local government financing and investment activity after the pandemic?
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