The G20's "Development" Agenda: Fundamental, Not a Sidebar

Policy Brief No. 80

June 7, 2016

Since the creation of the G20, its leaders have tried to balance the dual roles of managing the global economy and stewarding globalization. A fundamental aspect of the leaders’ deliberations revolves around restructuring the current system to manage globalization by strengthening selected institutions, streamlining overlaps and addressing gaps in governance.

This brief outlines concrete proposals for addressing three issues where the gaps are particularly salient, and the intersection between development and wider global challenges are particularly pronounced — climate change, the Internet and sovereign debt.

About the Author

Rohinton P. Medhora is a CIGI distinguished fellow, professor of practice at McGill University, and an expert in international economic relations, innovation policy, development economics and governance.