COVID-19 has understandably dominated Global Policy's Opinion pages in recent weeks. The pandemic touches upon almost all of our thematic areas and can be analysed with a variety of disciplinary and policy making lenses. To begin to make sense of it, we've roughly grouped published Opinion pieces into 'Responses', 'Narrative', 'Global Governance, 'Development and Inequality' and 'Sector Specific Consequences'.
The so-called Global Financial Safety Net of institutions for short-term crisis finance has evolved into an uncoordinated patchwork of global, regional, and bilateral sources of support that lacks the resources to adequately prevent and mitigate the kinds of financial instability we are witnessing in the wake of COVID-19. What can be done?
I and many other observers see the world changing dramatically around us - from technology, from geopolitics, from economic and financial turbulence, from the rise of the rest. We figure the best global thinking needs to be joined up across fields. Yet others might still disagree on both hypotheses. Regardless, Global Policy is the right journal for our times, and what will emerge from its pages will inform debate of global significance.