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Leboto-Khetsi Lucia (University of the Free State, South Africa), Kohima Jennilee (Letlotlo Green, Lesotho), Rwanqa-Mokete Fefisa (Namibia University of Science and Technolog), Nel Verna (Namibia University of Science and Technolog)
The local Governance of COVID-19: Insight from Lesotho's Response and Mitigation
Lokalne zarządzanie pandemią COVID-19: wnioski z reakcji i łagodzenia skutków w Lesotho
Rozwój Regionalny i Polityka Regionalna / Instytut Geografii Społeczno-Ekonomicznej i Gospodarki Przestrzennej Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, 2022, nr 60, s. 87-100, tab., bibliogr. 46 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Samorząd terytorialny, COVID-19
Local government, COVID-19
streszcz., summ.
Pandemie są uważane za nieprzewidywalne wydarzenia w historii. Zagadnienia ich kontroli i oddziaływania mają wymiar gospodarczy, społeczny, geopolityczny i ideologiczny. W niniejszym artykule podjęto próbę odpowiedzi na pytanie, w jaki sposób Lesotho zareagowało na pandemię COVID-19, jakie czynniki utrudniały wdrożenie reakcji na pandemię i łagodzenie jej skutków na poziomie lokalnym oraz w jaki sposób można poprawić przygotowanie władz lokalnych na wypadek naturalnych katastrof. W celu analizy tych zagadnień przeprowadzono badanie typu desk research wsparte wirtualnymi konsultacjami z zainteresowanymi podmiotami. Analiza wykazała brak decentralizacji administracyjnej i finansowej w Lesotho, co miało szkodliwe konsekwencje dla reakcji na COVID-19 i łagodzenia skutków pandemii.(abstrakt oryginalny)

Pandemics are deemed accidents of history. Their control and impacts span over economic, social, geopolitical and ideological considerations. This paper attempts to answer how Lesotho responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, which factors hindered lo****cal-level implementation of COVID-19 response and mitigation, and how the kingdom's local government disaster preparedness can be improved. A desktop study supported by virtual consultations with relevant players was conducted to gain insight for this study. Content and thematic analysis established a lack of administrative and financial decentralization in Lesotho, which had detrimental implications for COVID-19 response and mitigation.(original abstract)
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