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Max Bouchet discussing the relevance of city-to-city diplomacy in the Covid-19 crisis

In their publication, Max Bouchet, research analyst at the Brookings Institution and GDL member, and his co-author Anthony Pipa discuss the role of city-to-city cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These city networks are crucial for international cooperation and offer a broad stream of benefits, ranging from economic and material aspects to knowledge exchange and advocacy. During the pandemic, for instance, partner cities have helped each other out with masks for the local population where they were lacking.

The article further argues that city-to-city cooperation will also facilitate more effective implementation of new programmes and that partner cities will continue to expand the help they provide to one another, such as sharing the technical expertise that they may have acquired in a different field.

In the future, in a post-COVID world, these partnerships are likely to continue to develop, especially since they will result in more diversity.

Take a closer look at Max’s thoughts on how city-to-city diplomacy will develop and why it is important in the discussion paper he has written for the Brookings Institution.

Published on September 03, 2020.

About Max Bouchet

Max is a research analyst conducting research on building stronger and more inclusive city-region economies and is eager to support local leaders implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Max Bouchet
Max Bouchet is a senior policy analyst and project manager at the Brookings Institution, affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Development and the Global Economy & Development Programme.

Connecting with scholars, diplomats, businesses, city and community leaders from countries of the Global South and North, he researches the making of stronger local communities. He co-manages the Brookings SDG Leadership Cities network to develop relationships and solutions with city leaders to advance sustainability and inclusion. Passionate about the role of local governments in addressing global challenges, Max works to elevate the leadership and innovative power of cities in multilateral diplomacy.

Over 2018-2020, Max combined his research on global cities with a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship (Global Governance Futures 2030) and a Policy Center for the New South Fellowship (Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader). Previously, he was chief analyst of Conway, Inc., an Atlanta-based economic development consulting firm. Max graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris, France) with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs.

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Read more about his vision on city-to-city diplomacy here.

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Max Bouchet
Max Bouchet is a senior policy analyst and project manager at the Brookings Institution, affiliated with the Center for Sustainable Development and the Global Economy & Development Programme.

Connecting with scholars, diplomats, businesses, city and community leaders from countries of the Global South and North, he researches the making of stronger local communities. He co-manages the Brookings SDG Leadership Cities network to develop relationships and solutions with city leaders to advance sustainability and inclusion. Passionate about the role of local governments in addressing global challenges, Max works to elevate the leadership and innovative power of cities in multilateral diplomacy.

Over 2018-2020, Max combined his research on global cities with a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship (Global Governance Futures 2030) and a Policy Center for the New South Fellowship (Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader). Previously, he was chief analyst of Conway, Inc., an Atlanta-based economic development consulting firm. Max graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Paris, France) with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs.

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Read more about his vision on city-to-city diplomacy here.

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