Globalization has transformed our planet, again and again. It touches every part of our lives: the food we eat, the entertainment we enjoy, the ways we communicate, the products we buy. For many of us, it shapes the way we earn a living in an increasingly connected and interdependent world.
The constant flow of people, goods, information, and ideas across national borders – even from one side of the globe to another – is a basic fact of modern life. Globalization makes our lives richer, but it also raises challenges for governments and policymakers.