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We work in partnership with UK government departments, international organisations and governments, the private sector, civil society and academia, to support the development of policy outcomes that drive global prosperity.

In the aftermath of COVID-19 the global economic outlook is challenging. We are focusing on the issues that will enable the rebuilding of global economic prosperity, and the changes needed to ensure the future global economy is green, just, and fair. We are working on cutting edge policy issues that seek to transform economies in the face of climate change and inequalities, recognising the revolutions happening in science, technology, digital, robotics and AI, among others.

As the UK forges new relationships with our global economic partners, we are convening policy dialogues contributing to the UK’s new trade policy including our role as a champion of the Rules Based International System.

Discussions will focus on:

  • the transformational reforms needed to ‘green the economic recovery’,
  • global trading arrangements,
  • innovations and technology in economic development and the global governance that will be needed,
  • efforts to tackle corruption
  • sectors such as agriculture, and clean energy, continuing previous Wilton Park dialogues
  • building a skilled workforce needed for the future economy,

Working with our partners in the private sector, non governmental organisations (NGOs) and government, we have convened a number of global economy events in recent years:

WP1754V Meeting the ASEAN skills challenge: How can government, education providers and employers provide skills for the 21st Century?

WP1654 Tackling Corruption: making progress, learning lessons and building capacity

WP1607 Tackling illegal wildlife trade: strengthening transnational cooperation

WP1573 Taking forward the women’s economic empowerment agenda