Remaking international cooperation post-COVID-19: The role of private companies and countries

Caroline Atkinson (RockCreek; PIIE Executive Committee), Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Senior Minister, Singapore; Chairman, Group of Thirty) and Ajay Banga (Mastercard)


March 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Virtual Event

Event Summary

The post-COVID-19 world economy will still face profound challenges, including restoring progress towards poverty reduction and development, addressing rising technological competition and decoupling between the two largest economies—the United States and China—and repairing the global commons. How can countries and private companies best navigate in a more fragmented world? What collective actions are most critical to fostering global integration, innovation, development, and inclusive growth?

Joining this episode of Global Connections were:


Caroline Atkinson, Senior Advisor, RockCreek; PIIE Executive Committee member


  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam
    Senior Minister, Singapore; Chairman, Group of Thirty
  • Ajay Banga
    Executive Chairman, Mastercard


Global Connections is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Caroline Atkinson that explores new global thinking on macroeconomic policy goals and tools to achieve broad-based, sustainable and equitable increases in living standards. Accumulated stress from a decade of sub-par growth, unequally distributed, has led to political division within countries and across borders. How should international economic policy respond?