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Research Paper | Economics & Management | India | Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021
Leadership Policy Response through COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Study of Six Sought Economies of the World
Dr Mehraj Ud Din Shah
Abstract: Leadership has a significant role in driving out their nation and people from all forms of economic, social, political, health crises etc; COVID-19 pandemic ruthlessly pushed the countries to extreme health and economic catastrophes. This is specifically visible in six sought economies, including US, UK, New Zealand, China, Bangladesh, and India. Although all these nations went through the COVID-19 infections but their leadership dealt with the pandemic differently. Consequent upon, few countries succeeded in minimizing the adversities of a pandemic while others suffered excessively. There was a significant role of political leadership that helped countries like New Zealand, Bangladesh, and China contain the pandemic's excessive wrath. While the other countries' administrations like US, UK, and India acted reactively, its people suffered overwhelmingly. In this context, the present study intends to examine what form of respective leadership prevailed in these nations and the kind of strategic approach respectively they adopted to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The study based on official data observed that the countries whose leadership adopted proactive strategic discourse have succeeded to minimize the negative influence of COVID-19 upon their people than the leadership of nations which followed reactive strategic discourse.
Keywords: Pandemic, COVID-19
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 10, October 2021,
Pages: 1114 - 1120