Reading recommendation: For the G20 – Let’s return to the original idea

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Need the G20 to get back to the routes?

At its creation the G20 was meant to facilitate coordination, cooperation and problem-solving among key actors in a specific policy field, which then was global financial stability. The G20 was not meant to be a jack-of-all-trades, offering welcoming words and restating support for long-accepted and previously reconfirmed goals, as most subsequent G20 summits did. The list of unmet global challenges is lengthening and the human, political, environmental and economic costs of global crises are mounting. So wouldn’t this be the time, Inge Kaul, Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, asks, to revert to the original G20 concept as a global forum for announcing concrete measures to resolve—not just chat about—the most pressing global challenge? Please continue reading…

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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