Infrastructure investment is an important part of economic-crisis recovery as it creates jobs and revitalizes communities. It is already part of national and regional post COVID-19 stimulus packages. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the breadth of the consequences of systematically underinvesting in resilience. With investments going towards putting new infrastructure in place and given that the bulk of funding allocated for recovery will be used to support public investment and key structural reforms, it is critical that considerations of risk reduction natural and human induced) and resilience shape how and where these resources are spent.
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