The following policy areas reflect important threads of the G20 work agenda that are of interest to G20 policy makers. Please choose your area of interest and find the respective policy recommendations on the following pages.
Visions help policy makers think about the principles for designing policies and help them communicate policies to the public. The Visions aim to align the policy objectives of different G20 member states.
- Advancing Human-Centred Economic Progress in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Leadership Agenda for G20 Governments
Think 20 Dialogue
Germany has assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1, 2016. The German government has mandated the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) with organizing the T20 process during its presidency until November 30, 2017. T20 Task Forces have been established to prepare Policy Briefs for the ongoing dialogue with G20 decision makers and other relevant stakeholders.
Learn more about the G20 Insight Platform and the German T20 process online at T20germany.org. The Think 20 Summit 2017 – GLOBAL SOLUTIONS took place in Berlin on May 29-30 2017. Please find more information at global-solutions.international.
T20 Co-Chair BriefMore Financial Burden-Sharing for Developing Countries that Host Refugees
This Policy Brief is the result of an extensive consultation process in the T20 Task Force on Forced Migration. In addition to discussions at two Task Force workshops, we have also received detailed written comments from members of international organizations, political foundations, and think tanks. While these contributions account for the substance of this policy brief (and are most gratefully acknowledged), the coordinating authors  remain responsible for this summary of a wide-ranging and, at times, controversial debate.
The authors call on G20 leaders to extend more predictable and substantial support to low-and-middle-income countries that host refugees, in recognition of the global public good that these countries provide. Together with other high-income countries, G20 countries should fully cover the cost of providing for the basic and social needs of refugees. They should also help to expand public services and infrastructure to cover the needs of refugees as well as resident populations. G20 countries should work with host countries to ensure that refugees are granted a firm legal status that promotes their social inclusion and opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.
T20 Co-Chair BriefEducation and Skills Development in the Context of Forced Migration
The authors call on G20 leaders to emphasise the urgent need to address education and skills development for refugee children and youth in host countries. G20 leaders should also promote the updating and responsiveness of national education systems in terms of quantity and quality to address current migration challenges in both host countries and countries of origin. To facilitate the inclusion of refugee children and youth in formal and non-formal education systems of host countries, G20 leaders should provide additional financing, and redirect existing funds, to support education infrastructure and favourable framework conditions. We also suggest measures to intensify cooperation with local ministries of education, and to increase international cooperation in accreditation of education for refugees. We urge the G20 to strongly support international efforts to provide access to educational opportunities for refugees at all levels, including higher education.
In The SpotlightAvailable in Spanish: 20 PROPUESTAS DE SOLUCIONES PARA EL G20
The document “20 Solution Proposals for the G20” has been translated into Spanish to mark the official hand-over of the T20 leadership from Germany to Argentina.
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- International Development Research Centre
- ISEAL Alliance
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- Georgetown University
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- The Bridge Tank
- Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, U.K.
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
- Columbia University
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- Green Alliance
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- World Energy Council
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- Climate Transparency
- PwC Germany
- African Tax Administration Forum
- Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)
- University of St. Gallen
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- The Brookings Institution
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies