This year, India is chairing the G20, short for Group of Twenty. The international forum brings together the world’s leading developed and emerging economies to discuss and coordinate global economic growth, financial stability, and sustainable development policies.
Established in 2012, Think20 (T20) is one of the G20 engagement groups. It consists of distinguished scholars and thought leaders from around the world. Operating independently of national governments, the T20 strives to furnish G20 leaders with policy recommendations rather than promoting specific agendas.
IGC Deputy Chairman and Executive Director Dr. Matthias Catón has been named Co-Chair of Task Force 5, which deals with Purpose & Performance: Reassessing the Global Financial Order.
“I am honoured to be a part of this distinguished group. India’s G20 presidency comes at a crucial moment, with the global community facing many challenges”, Dr. Catón said, “The T20 task forces will work hard to provide decision-makers with unbiased, creative policy recommendations.”
About the G20 and T20
The G20 comprises nineteen countries and the European Union, representing around 85% of the worldwide GDP, over 75% of international trade, and approximately two-thirds of the world’s population. Established in 1999 as a response to the Asian financial crisis, the G20 has evolved into an influential platform that addresses critical economic, financial, and socio-political issues.
With each new G20 presidency, the T20 assembles task forces to address the most pressing issues of the day, fostering policy ingenuity. Comprising experts from various disciplines, the task forces generate concise policy briefs that encapsulate research-driven suggestions. These documents serve to enlighten G20 decision-makers to devise effective and sustainable policies in alignment with G20 priorities.
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