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This paper is informed by insights gathered during the series of virtual roundtables and a workshop held in June and July 2020, under the title ‘Beyond the Pandemic: Designing the Roadmap for a Gender Equal World’.

The virtual events brought together multiple stakeholders to discuss the gender challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, and to develop a gender-inclusive action plan for states, the private sector and civil society to implement a faster, fairer and more sustainable economic recovery.

The authors are very grateful to the following individuals who generously took part in the dialogue:

Michiko Achilles, Willem Adema, Gorkan Ahmetoglu, Salma Al Rashid, Abdullah Alhassan, Michelle Bachelet, Julie Baker, Janet Balis, Gary Barker, Nicole Bidegain Ponte, Veronica Birga, Sharan Burrow, Ann Cairns, Jane Campbell, Umberto Cattaneo, Ana Helena Chacón Echeverri, Neelam Chhiber, Carol Cooke, Reka Czegledi-Brown, Amanda Devercelli, Madeline di Nonno, Gala Diaz Langou, Sucharita Eashwar, Shereen El Feki, Diane Elson, Vanessa Erogbogbo, Meagan Fallone, Judith Fessehaie, Kate Gibbons, Michelle Harrison, Veda Harrison, Susan Harris Rimmer, Kate Higgins, Rebecca Hill, Stephanie Hines, I. Javette Hines, Jenn Hirsch, Susan Holliday, Kumjoo Huh, Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Charlotte Keenan, Santa Joyce Laker, Sue Lawton, Virginia Littlejohn, Amadou Mahtar Ba, Joanna Maxwell, Sam Mazloum, Koh Miyaoi, Nathalie Molina Niño, Meri Mujica, Ana María Muñoz Boudet, Reema Nanavaty, Rudaba Z. Nazir, Robin Niblett, Thoraya Obaid, Shauna Olney, Stephanie Oueda-Cruz, Anne-Sophie Parent, Maryam Pasha, Josy Paul, Maria Angelica Pérez, Heulwen Philpot, Meredith Preston McGhie, Monika Queisser, Talal Rafi, Pam Rajput, Ăsa Regnér, Isabel Sawhill, Simona Scarpaleggia, Greta Schettler, Lisa Schiffman, Michelle Settecase, Shuchi Sharma, Mariam Solaimankhail, Claire Spencer, Rebecca Swift, Elizabeth Tang, Wendy Teleki, Dorothy Tembo, Tea Trumbic, Gillian Unworth, Tara Walpert Levy, Lakmini Wijesinghe, Judith Williams, Rob Yates.

Grateful thanks also go to Shereen El Feki, Kate Gibbons, Susan Harris Rimmer, Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Sue Lawton, Claire Spencer and Dorothy Gordon for their contribution to the ‘Beyond the Pandemic’ project, as well as to the peer reviewers and editors of the paper and colleagues at Chatham House in different departments who helped with the delivery of the events.

Special thanks is due to EY for its generous and unwavering support of the ‘Beyond the Pandemic’ project. The Chatham House Gender and Inclusive Growth Initiative is especially grateful to the following people: Julie Teigland, EMEIA Area Managing Partner at EY and Global Leader EY’s Women. Fast Forward (WFF), as well as EY WFF Co-Leads, Michelle Settecase, Senior Analyst, and Charlotte Biering, Associate Director.