The G20 and Africa

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Africa and the German G20 presidency

The German government has identified deeper cooperation with Africa as one of the top priorities for its G20 presidency. Against this background, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), as the coordinators of the T20 process in 2016/17, together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), are hosting the T20 Africa Conference: Building alliances for sustainable development on 1-3 February in Johannesburg, South Africa.


For more information please visit the event website. You can follow the discussions live on Twitter with the hashtag #T20Africa.

On the occasion of the T20 Africa Conference, Christine Hackenesch and Julia Leininger have published the DIE Current Column The G20 and Africa – an alliance for sustainability? in which they discuss what and how much can be expected from the Africa initiatives of the German G20 presidency.

Axel Berger ist Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter des Forschungsprogramms "Transformation der Wirtschafts- und Sozialsysteme" am Deutschen Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). Er leitet die G20 Policy Research Group am DIE und die T20 Task Force Handel, Investition und Steuern in den Jahren 2017 und 2018. / Axel Berger is Researcher in the research programme "Transformation of Economic and Social Systems" at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). He is heading the G20 Policy Research Group at DIE and leads the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Tax in 2017 and 2018.

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