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COVID-19 Small Business Continuity and Recovery Planning Toolkit

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an upheaval in social and economic life across the Asia-Pacific region. With many major cities and entire countries in lockdown, many businesses that rely on “foot traffic” and in-person transactions are struggling to stay afloat. Moreover, global and regional supply chains have been severely disrupted, hampering the ability of many suppliers to move materials and products to vendors, even where demand has remained strong.

Business continuity planning is a component of building business resilience in normal times and is especially critical in cases of large disasters. For businesses to survive, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), they must be able to adapt their operations to the new environment. 
UNDRR’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific developed the attached toolkit to support SMEs:

  • Protect their employees and customers from contracting and passing COVID-19.
  • Rapidly take measures that can protect their businesses from the incoming disruptions, especially in countries that have not yet been severely impacted by COVID-19. 
  • That have been impacted by COVID-19 to utilize all resources that might be available to them to remain solvent and operational.