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.
A Future of Work that Works for Women
Future of Work debate has been more centered on robots than on workers. The excessive focus on automation and technology’s potential displacement of jobs has neglected other trends that are also re-shaping the labor market as we know it. Digitalization and the gig economy, demographic changes and the associated care crisis, and the demand of new skills are equally important and will have a major impact on how we understand and carry out work. Critically, evidence suggests that these trends have specific implications for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The contribution of this brief is to place a gender lens on the future of work debate, highlighting what is known – as well as remaining data gaps – and make firm policy proposals.
T20 Co-Chair BriefMend It, Don´t End It: The case for upgrading the G20’s pledge on protectionism
Despite neutering the official monitoring of protectionism, unmistakable evidence assembled from state sources demonstrates that G20 members routinely violate their “no protectionism” pledge. The scale of trade affected should concern senior officials: by March 2018 over 80% of G20 goods exports competed against trade distortions implemented since November 2008 that were still in force. That percentage falls to 30% if export-related trade distortions are set aside, a total that excludes as yet unimplemented recent high-profile import restrictions.
Concerns that the current G20 approach does not address the full range of policy intervention that distort 21st century commerce should be addressed by Leaders taking two steps: expanding the scope of the G20 protectionist pledge and calling for upgraded monitoring.
Rather than engaging in another fruitless debate about what constitutes protectionism, a principle-based approach should be pursued. G20 Leaders should adopt text that condemns any discriminatory policy intervention, unless a widely-accepted exception is invoked that is justified by evidence, least distortive, implemented only after completing established procedures, and subject to timely review.
G20 Leaders should also adopt text calling on relevant international organisations to redouble their monitoring efforts in line with this principle-based approach and to improve substantially their coverage of the services and intangible economies.
In The SpotlightT20 Argentina Summit – Save the Date
Please save the date for the T20 Argentina Summit, which will take place on September 16 – 18 in Buenos Aires. The T20 Summit will bring together leading think tanks, government authorities, representatives from international organizations and stakeholders from the business community, where the […]
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- Elcano Royal Institute
- Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
- Climate Transparency
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Agencia Ecología Urbana Barcelona
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Georgetown University
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- World Resources Institute
- University of St. Gallen
- Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)
- Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
- International Organization for Migration
- ASAP, Asociación Argentina de Presupuesto y Administración Financiera Pública
- PwC Germany
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- World Energy Council
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- The Bridge Tank
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- AICGS – Johns Hopkins University
- Hertie School of Governance
- African Tax Administration Forum
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- Sophia University
- Hiroshima University
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide
- Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- The Brookings Institution
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- World Health Summit
- Columbia University
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- ISEAL Alliance
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
- Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
- Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP)
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- El Colegio de México
- Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, U.K.
- Council on Economic Policies
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- Japan International Cooperation Agency
- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)
- Green Alliance
- Institute for New Economic Thinking
- University College London
- International Development Research Centre
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin