The T20 blog is an initiative of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). Both institutes have been encouraged by the German government to organise the T20 process during Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2016 and 2017. The T20 organises the collaboration of global think tanks and high-level experts in order to provide analytical depth to ongoing G20 discussions and produce ideas to help the G20 on delivering concrete and sustainable policy measures. The blog intends to bring an additional dimension to the way the T20 engages with members of our own research network, the broader public, and the German G20 presidency in advance of the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg.


T20 Mumbai: Perspectives on the emerging world economy

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Conference Report

Gateway House hosted a T20 meeting in Mumbai on February 14, 2017 in collaboration with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, with support from GIZ and Siemens India. This was the third time Gateway House hosted a T20 meeting; previous editions were held in 2015 under the Turkish Presidency with the leading Turkish think tank TEPAV, and in 2016 under the Chinese Presidency with the leading Chinese think tanks — Institute for World Economics and Politics, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, and Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies.

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Anti-corruption clubs: how the private sector is leading the way in the fight against bribery

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Different structures to address corruption

Ahead of the G20 Anti-corruption Working Group meeting on April 10-12, Elizabeth David-Barrett from the University of Sussex looks at how the G20 might learn from the early lessons and experiences of business-led anti-corruption clubs, and how they can disincentivize corruption, and incentivize cultures of integrity.

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What can G20 Leaders do to bolster inclusive digital trade at the Hamburg Summit

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Shaping the digital economy

The G20 will hold the first ever digital ministers meeting late this week in Düsseldorf with the theme of “Digitalization: policies for a digital future”.

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G20: Harnessing Digital Innovations for Resilient and Inclusive Growth

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Digital innovation and inclusive growth

The promotion of digital innovation and inclusive growth in an increasingly digitized global economy have become mainstream concerns within the G20 agenda. In this blog, Marina Larionova traces the evolution of the G20’s involvement in bridging digital and economic growth policies, and proposes a set of priorities for the G20 digital ministers to consider at their upcoming meeting over April 6-7.

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Sharing as a positive sum game: The new digital economics

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Rapid digitalization is changing the landscape

Ahead of the G20 Digital Minister’s meeting on April 6, Rajat Kathuria and Smriti Chandrashekar consider some of the ways in which the rapid digitalization of commerce and economics is changing the G20 policy landscape. As the shared economy places more emphasis on access rather than ownership, thereby creating conditions for better resource allocation, the authors highlight key developments that will form the backdrop of next week’s meeting.

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