Based on news, publications and data-analysis in the governance triangle Public – Private – Civic Society, we collect our findings related to the question: What are the needs and the perceived risks (short and long term) emerging from the crisis on this moment?
Top most mentioned needs by local public leaders, city managers, workers and advisors (10th of May):
- Financial resources to act.
- Tools for personal protection of leaders, care takers and citizens.
- In need for implementation of (working) online platforms.
- Proper communication and transparancy protocols for employees and citizens.
- Taking care for crisis managers (fitness and health).
- Continuity of human resource management, psychological support of own employees.
- Contract cooperation with suppliers and advisors will drift: how?
- Knowledge and skills related to proper crisis management among public leaders.
- City public space management (maintenance, projects, water).
- Security and guarding buildings and area’s (theatres, musea and sport facilities).
- Finding the match between crisis (dictatorship construct) and regular processes (democracy construct): what is crisis related what regular related?
Top most mentioned short term risks by local public leaders, city managers, workers and advisors (10th of May):
- Discontinuity of regular business processes (business continuity).
- Shortage of food and care for citizens.
- Possible discontinuity of energy supplies.
- Cyber breach of organisation.
- Lack of resilience to other calamities.
- Critical infrastructure by delay of maintenance in projects.
- Economic effects on existing companies and contracts with suppliers.
- Rocketing unemployment.
- Financial position of government (debts and solvability).
- Hyper and spiral inflation.
- Heavy delay of critical policy plans (poverty, cyber, climate, circular economy, energy transition) by slowing political process.
- Possible social chaos by not under control scenario COVID-19.
Update 11 of May 2020. It is curated by PRIMO Europe, its members and the Malta University.