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Think Change episode 16: what can we expect in 2023 and beyond?

Written by Sara Pantuliano, Suma Chakrabarti, Heba Aly, Richard Smith-Bingham


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This final episode of 2022 reflects on the year that has just been and looks ahead to 2023.

It has been a year of major and often cascading crises. Many have been covered on this podcast, from the war in Ukraine and its spill over effects, to other shocks like the US decision to overturn Roe v Wade.

But in the midst of these rocky moments, there have been some positive steps towards solutions. We have discussed some of those too, including the growing momentum around reforming international financing institutions, and new agreements to address the climate emergency.

As these events continue to unfold, it’s often hard to see the links between them and how they connect together, which we need to do in order to plan ahead. The word ‘polycrisis’ has been used more and more in 2022, and we need to think more about what this term means for how we design policy.

In this episode our guests share their unique perspective on the risks and shocks the world is facing, and the wider trends we are observing.


  • Sara Pantuliano (host), Chief Executive, ODI
  • Heba Aly, CEO, The New Humanitarian
  • Sir Suma Chakrabarti, formerly president of EBRD, and Chair of the ODI Board
  • Richard Smith-Bingham, Executive Director at Marsh & McLennan Advantage Insights

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