This project aims at examining the efficacy of governments and bureaucrats in dealing with crises from a policy capacity perspective, beyond the crisis response or crisis communication to include crisis prevention and post-crisis management. It will examine the relationship between policy capacity and crisis management based on comparative case studies of crisis management for a few recent crises in Hong Kong including the recent social and political unrest and Covid-19 pandemic. It will also draw comparison with other major cities in Asia. The findings of the research will lead to policy recommendations aiming to improve policy capacity to better manage crises in Hong Kong in future.
|Effective start/end date||01/04/20 → 31/10/22|