Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Examine the Relationship between the Prevalence of Covid-19 Pandemic and the Levels of HDIs based on a Comparison of the Arab Regions Situation with the Global Level in 2020

Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Elkhouli, Atif Aziz

The COVID-19 pandemic has become a situation threatening levels of human development around the world which necessitated researchers to make more efforts to examine the impact of that pandemic on many aspects of life, especially the global human development levels as a vital indicator of the current situation. The international community and its suffering from the escalating consequences of the Corona crisis, and trying to recover little by little according to precautionary plans and policies to deal with the current situation, in a manner that does not affect the levels of human development fundamentally. Consequently, this study aims to analyse the relationship between the current situation of the exacerbation of the spread of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic and the values of the HDI’s worldwide in order to reveal the extent to which the values of human development are affected by the number of cases of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, according to the reliance on the statistics published in International reports issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) with regard to monitoring cases of Covid-19, and the United Nations (UNDP) with regard to the values of the HDI's for all countries over the world which were published in the report 2020 as well.

In addition, the study will be based on a comparison of the developmental and demographic situation of Arab region in MENA to monitor the extent of vulnerability caused by the Corona pandemic compared to the global situation, and this would contribute to providing valuable information to planners and policy makers in MENA region to highlight the impact caused by that pandemic, whether on the Levels of human development or the demographic situation in general to re-work to address any aspects that require the adoption of improvement plans to maintain reasonable levels of the human development index during the coming period within the efforts of some Arab countries to recover from this global crisis, whether economically or socially, and to re-anticipate the future of the most important future factors of ambiguity from in order to reduce unexpected health risks in the first place, and ultimately to ensure adopting the happiness and wellbeing initiatives for the population within the Arab region.

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