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 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.

All Overarching Visions


Think 20 Dialogue


Japan has 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 Insight Platform (https://www.g20-insights.org/) and the Japanese T20 process (https://t20japan.org/ ) online. The Argentina Think 20 Summit 2018 (https://t20argentina.org/) took place in Buenos Aires on September 17-18 2018. 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.



Global Solutions Summit

The annual Global Solutions Summit held by the Global Solutions Initiative is bringing together international Research organizations, thought leaders and decision makers from politics, business and civil communities. The next Global Solutions Summit will take place 20-21 April 2020 in Berlin.
The last summit took place on 18 – 19 March 2019 in Berlin. The summit aimed to provide policy recommendations on major G20 issues and thereby to serve as a stepping stone to the Japanese T20 Summit in May 2019 and the Japanese G20 Summit in June 2019. Please find out more at www.global-solutions.international.


Latest Policy Briefs

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G20 Osaka Progress on International Trade

Dennis J. Snower According to widespread reports on the G20 Osaka Summit in the media, the G20 achieved little if anything on international trade. What received most media attention was that the G20 Leaders’ Declaration stopped short of denouncing protectionism. The resulting […]

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