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.
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.
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.
Adult Training in the Digital Age
Skill demand will substantially change in the digital age, shifting the focus from specific practical skills to more general skills. To improve workers’ employability, adult training programs must be implemented. They should focus on training theoretical, non-cognitive, and digital skills. Digitalization will generate new jobs that require these general skills, while replacing jobs that require specific practical skills. To avoid social costs resulting from job market turmoil, workers must be trained to complement new technologies, instead of competing with it.
The Dangerous Decoupling
Since economic cooperation presupposes social cooperation, it is dangerous for economic progress to become decoupled from social progress. This paper surveys the history of such decouplings and their global repercussions. The current decoupling, associated with the digital revolution, poses especially large dangers for future economic and social stability. We explore how these dangers may be addressed (at global, national and local levels) by policy makers, business leaders and civil society.
In The SpotlightG20 Groups: U.S. Government’s Decision on Paris Climate Agreement Irresponsible
Climate change represents one of the largest risks to sustainable development, gender equality, inclusiveness, equitable economic growth, and financial stability. To curtail climate change, we need fast and ambitious global action. Therefore, the Chairs of important G20 Engagement Groups consider the decision of the U.S. Government to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement as very short-sighted and irresponsible.
- Green Alliance
- Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- The Brookings Institution
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- The Bridge Tank
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Climate Transparency
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- ISEAL Alliance
- Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- World Energy Council
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
- African Tax Administration Forum
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- Columbia University
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- Georgetown University
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, U.K.
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- PwC Germany
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- International Development Research Centre
- University of St. Gallen
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research