Healthy economies depend on healthy people. How do we achieve both?

In the latest of a series of Agenda Dialogues, a panel of world leaders came together to discuss the economic and social recovery efforts that could shape the post-COVID-19 era.

The Dialogues are designed to bring together diverse, high-level, agenda-setting speakers to diagnose challenges, offer solutions and provide strategic insight into some of the world’s most important, current and complex issues. They look at ways to improve economic systems, reduce global upheaval, tackle unsustainable practices, and confront uncertainty with policies that work for all people, and the planet.

Chaired by

Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum

Moderated by

Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Economic Forum


Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, UK

Helen Clark, Co-Chair, Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, World Health Organization

Michael Froman, Vice-Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard, USA

Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, India

Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School, UK

Key quotes

On global distribution of vaccines:

On pandemic preparedness:

On the social safety net:

On digital healthcare:

On healthy jobs and healthy people: