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 […]
- Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide
- International Development Research Centre
- Columbia University
- Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
- Climate Transparency
- Oxford Martin School (OMS)
- Zhejiang University Center for Internet and Financial Innovation
- International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP)
- World Inequality Lab – Paris School of Economics
- World Energy Council
- International Organization for Migration
- Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
- International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.
- GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
- Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
- Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement (CIRED)
- HSRC BRICS Research Centre
- Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
- Sophia University
- Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCIS)
- Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
- El Colegio de México
- Elcano Royal Institute
- Council on Economic Policies
- Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana)
- Agencia Ecología Urbana Barcelona
- The Brookings Institution
- Japan International Cooperation Agency
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
- Georgetown University
- RWI – Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research
- Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
- Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
- acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering
- South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)
- Institute for New Economic Thinking
- University College London
- African Tax Administration Forum
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
- Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
- German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
- Centro de Implementacion de Politicas Publicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC)
- PwC Germany
- Green Alliance
- Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
- University of St. Gallen
- Hiroshima University
- Center for Development Research (ZEF)
- ASAP, Asociación Argentina de Presupuesto y Administración Financiera Pública
- Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association
- Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
- Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Zeppelin University gGmbH (ZU)
- Michigan State University (MSU)
- ISEAL Alliance
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
- Hertie School of Governance
- Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI)
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- AICGS – Johns Hopkins University
- Chinese Academy of Engineering
- Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
- European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin)
- World Health Summit
- Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
- Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
- World Resources Institute
- The Bridge Tank
- Institute for Social Futures, Lancaster University, U.K.
- Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)