Adaptive Control of COVID-19 Outbreaks: Policy Approaches

The twelfth Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogue on “Adaptive control of COVID-19 outbreaks: Policy Approaches” featured implementation of the adaptive control paradigm and a modelling framework to reduce infection rates, consider vaccination policy, and gradually open economies. Over 45 government officials and development partners from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China participated in the Dialogue, sharing country experiences and lessons on policies on easing lockdowns and other public health interventions taken to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerate recovery.

The twelfth PACER Dialogue aimed to:

  • promote a better understanding of adaptive control policy approaches to reduce infection rates, ensure gradual economic activities, and calibrate responses accordingly;
  • feature the experience and lessons of India in tackling COVID-19 through adaptive control; and;
  • provide a platform for policy makers and health practitioners to share knowledge and experience and collaboratively learn from each other.

Concept Note and Program

POLICY BRIEF - Adaptive Control of COVID-19 Outbreaks: Policy Approaches


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Program and Learning Materials: 

Session/Activity Presentation Material/s Speaker(s)
12th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives Ramesh Subramaniam Director General, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Main Presentation

Forecasting COVID and Vaccination Policy
Presentation on tackling COVID-19 through adaptive control for safer reopenings, reducing infection rates, and forecasting vaccination policy. Experience and lessons of India in gradual and localized adaptive control and modeling COVID-19 in India which won the Emergent Ventures Prize in June 2020 featured.

Anup Malani, Professor, University of Chicago
Open Discussion and Questions Ramesh Subramaniam (Moderator)
Synthesis and Summary Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, SERD, ADB