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 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.
T20 Co-Chair BriefDemographic dividend or nightmare: A three-part strategy for addressing massive entrants to the workforce
Many nations throughout the world are confronting a demographic bulge in which a very large number of people are entering the workforce or secondary and university education. India, for example, will require 12-14million new jobs every year for the next 15 years and 76 million new secondary and 21 million new university students over the same period, and Central Africa and parts of Southeast Asia are not far behind. Without dramatically different thinking, meeting this challenge will simply not be possible. The availability of new and effective approaches to addressing this demographic trend means India will either inheret a major demographic dividend or nightmare. And, we have very little time to make a difference.
In three related PwC1 reports, the Winning Leap, the Nagarik Framework and Reimagining Leadership, we are intending to provide a comprehensive approach to addressing this demographic dividend. The first describes the India opportunity at the middle and bottom of the demographic and economic pyramid (The Winning Leap). The second is focused on understanding the economic development requirements of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India and the means to create sustainable livelihood in the state, as one example of planning for development in a region with significant economic disadvantage (The Nagarik Project). The third defines the unique leadership capabilities required in India to steer the workforce to success by 2030 and the sustainable means to develop them (Reimagining Leadership: Steering India’s workforce in 2030).
Through these studies, we identified three essential components for achieving this economic dividend: build an aggressive, citizen-centered plan for economic growth that recognises the real starting conditions of a region; adopt a leapfrog strategy focused upon building a massive number of entrepreneurs at a local level in addition to the traditional focus on a corporate growth model; and build a cadre of leaders who can design and implement such strategies. Without any of the three components the dividend will not be met. Strategies unsuited to the starting conditions will result in limited success; traditional approaches will only close part of the gap; and the lack of leaders to make the change happen will mean the ideas remain on paper or fail to execute.
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 […]
- Institute for New Economic Thinking
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- Japan International Cooperation Agency
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- African Tax Administration Forum
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- Columbia University
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- ISEAL Alliance
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- Council on Economic Policies
- Hiroshima University
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- ASAP, Asociación Argentina de Presupuesto y Administración Financiera Pública
- Agencia Ecología Urbana Barcelona
- El Colegio de México
- Elcano Royal Institute
- Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
- The Brookings Institution
- The Bridge Tank
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- World Resources Institute
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP)
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- AICGS – Johns Hopkins University
- University of St. Gallen
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- World Energy Council
- Georgetown University
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- Sophia University
- Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, U.K.
- Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
- International Development Research Centre
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)
- PwC Germany
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- Hertie School of Governance
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- International Organization for Migration
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- World Health Summit
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
- Green Alliance
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- University College London
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- Climate Transparency