The Group of Twenty (G20) is a primary forum for Canada to regularly engage with global leaders and contribute to its long-standing efforts toward a more equitable governance framework. CIGI’s G20 research cuts across several program themes, due to the wide scope of the G20 itself.

The G20 is acknowledged as a central area of CIGI’s expertise — CIGI convened its first G20-focused group in December 2009, when it helped lay the groundwork for the forum to expand from national finance ministers to leaders. Since then, CIGI has proactively engaged with the G20 rotating chairs, contributed to Think Tank Twenty (T20) discussions, and had a presence at the G20 summits with the aim of influencing summit agendas through the provision of high-level, policy-relevant advice and by contributing to global governance discussions through academic research, expert commentary and media commentary alike.

As the fate of the rules-based multilateral trading system is under attack, cooperation between G20 countries is essential to maintain global financial stability. It is during these challenging times that the G20’s true value is demonstrated.

Through recent papers, policy briefs, opinion articles and multimedia, CIGI experts offer their research and perspective on the issues that matter most for the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.