Commentary by Johan Swinnen and Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute Originally published on ISPI's website Humanity has made tremendous strides in reducing poverty and food insecurity over the last decades. Agricultural productivity growth and the modernization of food systems have played an important part in this process. Yet there are several structural weaknesses and [...]
Re-synchronising Infrastructure Investment and Sustainable Development: Priorities for Italy’s G20 Presidency
Commentary by Nicolas J.A. Buchoud, Co-Chair of the T20 Task Force on Infrastructure Investments and Financing and Fellow of the Global Solutions Initiative Originally published on IAI’s website. The 2 trillion US dollars infrastructure plan unveiled in the United States in mid-April 2021 is just one among many illustrations of the growing role infrastructure [...]
As the National Coordinator and Chair of the T20 Italy, ISPI is promoting a series of 3 High-Level Forums which are intended as an international platform for debates on key global challenges and priorities for the Italian G20.
Commentary by Robert Yates, Executive Director of the Centre for Universal Health, Chatham House. Originally published on IAI's website. Global health is often on the agenda of G20 leaders and given the breadth of this vast topic it is usually a challenge for the annual Presidency to propose priority themes and policies. Should the focus [...]
Commentary by Rose Ngugi, KIPPRA Executive Director and Co-Chair of Task Force 8 Originally published on ISPI's website.
Commentary by Martin Ruhs, Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and Co-Chair of Task Force 10. Originally published on IAI's website. The European Commission’s recently published “New Pact on Migration and Asylum” calls on EU member states to increase legal labour migration pathways, including for lower-skilled workers. To help achieve this goal, the [...]
The next months will be crucial for the T20 think tank community to produce policy recommendations in view of the Italian G20 Summit in October. This series of T20-associated events (closed-door and public Roundtables) is intended as an occasion to broaden participation in the T20 by adding new voices of international experts, civil servants, and [...]
Commentary by Anabel González, Co-Chair of TF3. Originally published on IAI's website. Amid a devastating pandemic, economic turmoil and political upheaval, international economic collaboration has unravelled. The world needs 2021 to be a turning point. Under the presidency of Italy, G20 countries have the opportunity to come together and craft a collective trade and investment [...]
Commentary by Dennis Görlich, Co-Chair of TF4. Originally published on ISPI's website. The digital transformation changes production technologies and, through this, impacts labour markets and global value chains (GVCs). Technological transformations, e.g. in communication and transportation, have enabled global value chains in the first place, but the digital transformation will yet again change production possibilities with [...]
Commentary by Geert Laporte and Vera Mazzara, European Think Tanks Group (ETTG). Originally published on IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali's website. Italy holds the G20 presidency at a crucial moment when the world is confronted with the worst global pandemic in the past century. The economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis has had [...]