Prescriptions for the G20: The Cannes Summit and Beyond

October 26, 2011

The recent “Occupy” demonstrations are indicative of a growing mistrust in the ability of governments and the G20 to respond to today’s problems. Questions are being raised about the effectiveness and credibility of the G20 as a global governance institution amid the growing uncertainty about the world economy. This collection of commentaries by CIGI experts offers policy analysis and prescriptions in advance of the Cannes G20 Summit on November 3-4, 2011, addressing some of the most critical issues facing the G20 — securing economic recovery and growth, global imbalances, food security, employment, anti-corruption, international trade, and the G20 process itself.  

Authors of the commentaries include Thomas A. Bernes, Colin Bradford, Barry Carin, Gregory Chin, Jennifer Clapp, Andrew F. Cooper, John M. Curtis, Eric Helleiner, Paul Jenkins, Deanne Leifso, Daniel Schwanen and Gordon Smith.

About the Author

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI distinguished fellow. After an illustrious career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012.