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.

Overarching Visions

Visions help policymakers 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.

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Is the G7 Ready to Make Gender Equality a Global Cause?

Author: Juliane Stein-Zalai (Kiel Institute for the World Economy, IfW) The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Global Solutions Initiative. The current French G7 Presidency has promised to turn […]


Think 20 Dialogue


Japan assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1, 2018. The Japanese government has mandated Asian Development Bank InstituteThe Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for International Monetary Affairs to take the lead role in coordinating the T20 Japan 2019 process during its presidency until November 30, 2019. Ten 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 Insights Platform and the Japanese T20 process online. The Argentinian Think20 Summit 2018 took place in Buenos Aires on September 17-18, 2018. The German Think20 Summit 2017 – GLOBAL SOLUTIONS took place in Berlin on May 29-30, 2017. More information available here.



Global Solutions Summit

The annual Global Solutions Summit held by the Global Solutions Initiative brings together international research organizations, thought-leaders and decision-makers from politics, business and civil communities. More information available here. The last summit took place on March 18-19, 2019 in Berlin. The summit aimed to provide policy recommendations on major G20 issues and to serve as a stepping stone to the Japanese Think20 Summit in May 2019 and the Japanese G20 Summit in June 2019. The next Global Solutions Summit under the Saudi Arabian G20 Presidency will be held April 20-21, 2019.


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