The German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut fuer Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) has launched the official website and the blog of the Think20 (T20).
T20 was initiated during the Mexican G20 Presidency in 2012 and serves as an ideas bank for the G20. The T20 as a politically independent network of research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries facilitates interaction and dialogue among its members and provides research-based policy advice to the G20. It develops policy recommendations within thematic task forces, organizes events and dialogues with G20 policy makers, other engagement groups and the global public.
As part of the German leadership of the international forum, the Federal Government has jointly entrusted the IfW and the DIE during the German Presidency of the G20 in 2016 and 2017. Professor Dennis Snower (President of IfW) and Professor Dirk Messner (Director of DIE) are jointly organizing and chairing the T20 process during this time.
As one element to this process, the new platform t20germany.org features upcoming events, recent publications and the joint research team constituted by colleagues from DIE and IfW. Furthermore, the work of the thematic task forces that have been set up to provide research-based policy recommendations for this year's G20 process, and can be found on the official website. The different task forces are: the 2030 Agenda, Climate Policy and Finance, Global Inequality and Social Cohesion, Forced Migration, Global Tax Cooperation, Toward Ending Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture, Trade and Investment, Financial Resilience, and the Digital Economy.
In addition to the website, DIE and IfW created the T20 Germany Blog, which will focus on the T20 process, its research and our partner institutions.The blog intends to bring an additional dimension to the way the T20 engages with members of our own research network, the broader public, and the G20 in advance of the upcoming G20 Summit in Hamburg in July 2017. In the coming months it will feature contributions by researchers and experts on the ongoing T20 policy process and the continuing work of the task forces.