Poor countries need trade to recover from the pandemic. How can global cooperation help?


May 20, 2021, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Virtual Discussion

Anabel González (PIIE), Mari Elka Pangestu (World Bank) and Carlos Primo Braga (Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil)

Event Summary

As developing countries from India to Mexico and Brazil try to bring the pandemic under control, poverty, food insecurity, and joblessness continue to rise. To recover, poor nations will need to trade more and increase their participation in global value chains. The trade policy environment, however, puts these opportunities at risk, with advanced economies also losing out from shrinking middle classes. How can global cooperation help?

Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:


Anabel González
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


  • Mari Elka Pangestu
    Managing Director of Developing Policy and Partnerships, World Bank
  • Carlos Primo Braga
    Associate Professor, Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.