Economic Recovery in the Aftermath of Earthquake, Tsunami, and Liquefaction disaster during the COVID 19 Pandemic Situation

  • Rajindra Rajindra, Rasmi Nur Anggareni, Ahmad Yani, Nasrulhak Akkas


The impact of an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale On September 18, 2018, in Palu City, Donggala Regency and Sigi Regency, has been driving economic difficulties among the citizens. Similar to the situation, an economic challenge also happened when the COVID 19 pandemic hits the regions. This study aims to study the economic recovery process in the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction disaster, during the situation of the COVID 19 pandemic. The study exercised a qualitative method, identifying selected sources from various community groups and government agencies that serve as references in this study. The study was carried out in Palu City, Donggala Regency, and Sigi Regency in Central Sulawesi Province in 2020. The results illustrate that the community's response to the pandemic conditions led to an increase in Small Businesses such as online trading activities to maintain economic stability amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The community also positively participated in helping post-disaster economic recovery.