Our Global Condition

An assessment by the Global Commission for Post-Pandemic Policy after 18 months of Covid-19

The pandemic endures and is destined to last, even as the “perpetual pandemic”, prolonged by policy shortcomings, and deepened by the interaction of four mutually reinforcing crises: health/biological; ecological/climate; political/legitimacy; geopolitics/international order.

The assessment covers seven crucial themes:

1) The Context, of the four mutually reinforcing crises;

2) Managing Covid-19, and the shortcomings of the global vaccination rollout;

3) Economic Consequences;

4) The Political, Legitimacy and Trust Crisis;

5) Globalisation and Governance;

6) Implications for Climate;

7) The Great Divide, between the US-led West and China