Video: Pandemic Relief, Recovery, and Reshaping the World Economy

By | January 27, 2021

The video of our webinar has been posted to our YouTube channel.

Seminar Theme

Our webinar will address the interrelated issues of short-term pandemic relief, medium-term  recovery and, in the long term, reshaping the world economy. There are choices at every stage, with implications for distributional equity among and within countries. There can be no return to the “old normal”–the world has changed, and the climate crisis has intensified. Are there fundamental opportunities to reshape policy at the national level? And can the international rules of the game, affecting trade, investment and finance, be reshaped to build a more equitable and sustainable world?

Bios

 Jomo Kwame Sundaram is Senior Adviser at the Khazanah Research Institute. He was a member of the Economic Action Council, chaired by the seventh Malaysian Prime Minister (2018-20), and the 5-member Council of Eminent Persons appointed by him, Professor at the University of Malaya (1986-2004), Founder-Chair of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development (2005-2012), Research Coordinator for the G24 Intergovernmental Group on International Monetary Affairs and Development (2006-2012), and Assistant Director General for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (2012-2015). He received the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

Sir Richard Jolly is Honorary Professor and Research Associate of the IDS (Institute of Development Studies) at the University of Sussex. Richard Jolly was Deputy Executive Director(Programmes)in UNICEF 1982-95 and co-author of the widely-acclaimed Human Development Report from 1996-2000. In 2001, he was knighted by the Queen for services to the UN and International Development.

He co-directed the UN Intellectual History Project with Louis Emmerij and Tom Weiss, the summary volume of which is UN Ideas That Changed The World (details on www.unhistory.org.He has written or co- written many articles and books on development, the latest of which is UNICEF: Global Governance That Works, to be published by Routledge in May 2014.