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.
- Beyond Capital and Wealth: Challenges of the G20
- Advancing Human-Centred Economic Progress in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Leadership Agenda for G20 Governments
Think 20 Dialogue
Argentina has assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1, 2017. The Argentine government has mandated CIPPEC and CARI with organizing the T20 process during its presidency until November 30, 2018. 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 Argentine T20 process online at T20argentina.org. The German 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 SpotlightT20 Argentina: 49 policy briefs for global governance
The Think 20 Task Forces have defined their agenda for 2018. This includes the number of policy briefs they will produce, the main topics of the study and the meetings they will have during the year. The experts that make up […]
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, U.K.
- PwC Germany
- Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
- Climate Transparency
- African Tax Administration Forum
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- ISEAL Alliance
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- Columbia University
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- The Bridge Tank
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- International Development Research Centre
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)
- Green Alliance
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- World Energy Council
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- University of St. Gallen
- The Brookings Institution
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- Georgetown University
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)