Ngaire Woods is a member of G20 High Level Independent Panel

Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School, was asked to bring her knowledge and experience as a member of a newly established group that will advise the G20 on financing system for the global commons for pandemic prevention, surveillance, preparedness and response.

G20 Members and the Italian Presidency of the G20 have asked the High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on financing the global commons for pandemic preparedness and response to assess the current financing systems and propose viable solutions for the longer term.The panel will provide an interim report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at their meeting in April 2021, before presenting its recommendations during their July 2021 meeting.

The panel is co-chaired by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Singapore, Lawrence Summers, Former United States Treasury Secretary, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Finance and Foreign Minister, Nigeria. It will build on WHO’s assessment of gaps in pandemic preparedness.