What should the world expect from the Brisbane summit? CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas Bernes notes that the G20’s formation in 2008 helped to stave off an even worse financial crisis than the world was already experiencing – but since then, the G20 has been criticized for losing its way. With the Australian presidency vowing to narrow the agenda and return to a focus on economic growth, Bernes explains why the Brisbane summit is a critical litmus test for the G20’s longer-term credibility.

Series: G20 Brisbane
CIGI experts discuss in-depth governance issues and challenges related to the G20 Brisbane Summit 2014. For more commentary and analysis from the summit, visit CIGI's G20 thematic.
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