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Think 20 (T20) conveners urge G20 leaders to address financial stability and climate change

Tuesday, 5 May 2015
The T20 has concluded its meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with a bold statement outlining the T20’s intended role moving forward, and key recommendations for the G20 Turkish Presidency for 2015. The statement is available at:

Press Conference: Outcomes of the Think 20 (T20) Meeting Ottawa, Canada

Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Press Conference - May 5, 2015. The Think 20 (T20) concluded its meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada held May 3-5 with a press conference outlining its intended role moving forward, and key recommendations for the G20 Turkish Presidency for 2015.

Think 20 (T20) conveners present Ottawa meeting outcomes for G20 consideration

Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Developed under the joint responsibility of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) as convenors of the T20 Ottawa Conference held May 3-5, 2015, the following summary is offered on the outcomes of the meeting and recommendations for the G20 ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey in November of this year.

Strengthening the Multilateral Institutions: A G20 Priority

Monday, 4 May 2015
The Right Honourable Paul Martin
This article is based on a speech delivered by the Right Honourable Paul Martin on May 4, 2015, at the Think 20 (T20) conference held in Ottawa from May 3 to 5, 2015. Jointly hosted by The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the conference focuses on Turkey’s G20 agenda, with the aim to summarize the T20’s contributions in the area of monetary and financial cooperation ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey in November 2015.

Press conference, global webcast to present outcomes of Think 20 (T20) Ottawa Conference

Monday, 4 May 2015
Following a meeting of the global group Think 20 (T20) held May 3-5 in Ottawa, Canada, representatives of the T20 will comment on outcomes from the meeting discussing priorities for the upcoming G20, at a press conference for media.

CIGI and the Think 20 (T20)

Thursday, 30 April 2015
The goal of the T20 (Think 20) — which is made up of think tanks, academics and researchers representing G20 countries — is to provide important research and analysis that will help strengthen the G20’s effectiveness as the premier forum for economic cooperation.

The G20 at the IMF

Friday, 17 April 2015
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas A. Bernes considers key issues for the G20 leading into the 2015 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund, including the need to enhance global economic growth and challenges in the governance of international financial organizations.

Growth for What End?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015
In a speech delivered a week ago Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the IMF, very subtly made the point that economic progress is not about growth as an abstract number, but rather it’s about improvement in quality of life.

Capital Flows and Spillovers

Monday, 30 March 2015
Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan
This paper shows that debt flows have contractionary effects on emerging markets’ output, while equity flows have expansionary effects. Such correlations can be driven by counter-cyclical debt flows and pro-cyclical equity flows, or by debt flows that lead to an appreciation and hurt exports, and by equity flows that improve the productivity of the real economy, broadly defined.

Emerging Countries and Basel III: Why Is Engagement Still Low?

Friday, 13 March 2015
Andrew Walter
In response to the recent global financial crisis, membership of key institutions for international standard setting, notably the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), expanded to include emerging countries. However, with some exceptions, official and private sector actors from these countries still exhibit low levels of engagement with international financial standard setting. This is due to a combination of related factors: an elite network of developed country regulators that continue to set the BCBS agenda; a relative paucity of regulatory knowledge and resources in emerging countries; and low mobilization by emerging country private actors on BCBS proposals. This paper recommends a series of measures to improve emerging country engagement.
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