Developing countries are confronted with an unparalleled health crisis, with potentially severe economic, social, and long-term development ramifications. The COVID-19 dilemma is posing a significant impediment to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in developing nations. The crisis has resulted in enormous loss of life, disruption of livelihoods, and a general decline in well-being around the world. While the COVID-19 disease does not discriminate between rich and poor people, its consequences will increase existing inequities. This means that developing countries will be among the hardest hit, with the crisis's health, economic, and social shocks compounding already-existing development issues.
Developing countries will be among the hardest hit by the pandemic and will be impacted by its aftermath in a variety of ways. The precise magnitude of human losses will be determined by the ability to control virus spread and the effectiveness of health-care systems. Many developing countries' healthcare systems have been chronically underfunded, lack capacity, and are still dealing with the aftereffects of previous health crises.
A worldwide health crisis exacerbated by a massive economic and financial catastrophe will place considerable strains on already weak economies and threaten to reverse improvements in living standards. Global growth, international trade, global value chains, and investment activity will all suffer as a result. The combination of these external variables, as well as the essential domestic actions to manage the virus, will have far-reaching and long-term socioeconomic consequences for developing countries.