The GIGA and the G20

Germany held the G20 presidency in 2017. The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) has a long-standing record of top-class research on G20-related topics such as global governance, economic development, trade, climate change, sustainable development, and migration, as well as peace and security. It is making its particular expertise directly available to the G20 process. It addresses global issues and provides valuable perspectives from world regions that otherwise often tend to be excluded.

The GIGA is a member of the international T20 (Think-20) network, which is coordinated by fellow institutes ifw and DIE. It serves as an “ideas bank” for the G20 and provides research-based policy advice. Jann Lay, head of the GIGA’s “Growth and Development” research programme, co-chairs the 2030 Agenda Task Force, and senior research fellow André Bank is a contributor to the T20 task force on forced migration.

The GIGA is also active in the C20 (Civil-20) network, an international association of civil society organisations that facilitates an exchange of critical reflection and political perspectives amongst civil society in G20 countries and beyond on the G20 agenda.

GIGA Focus Global | 1/2017

Can the G20 Save Globalisation?

Globalisation is in crisis. The G20 cannot save globalisation on its own, but it can play a vital role in finding and facilitating the necessary solutions. This GIGA Focus analyses why the G20 is well-suited to taking on this task, how it might do so, and the pitfalls it must avoid.

GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 27/09/2017

The Future of Multilateralism: The Role of the G20 Process

In his lecture, Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chief Economic Advisor to the Chancellor, will provide insights into this process of international cooperation and its recommendations for global-scale regulations.

GIGA Focus Global | 6/2017

The G20 under Argentina's Presidency: Time to Deliver on the Hamburg Promises

On 1 December 2017, Argentina took over the presidency of the G20 from the German government. This is the right time to briefly review the year of the G20 under a German presidency in troubled times. It is also a prudent time to look ahead and provide a preliminary assessment of the priorities set by Argentina.

Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

Lead Research Fellow / Head of RP 3

Cooperation Event | 11/07/2018

Ein Jahr nach dem G20-Gipfel in Hamburg – Afrika in der deutschen und internationalen Politik

The German G20 Presidency had set out to put economic cooperation with Africa on a new footing. The Compact with Africa was supposed to trigger more private investment and infrastructure projects in Africa. A good year after the G20 Summit in Hamburg, it is time to take a critical look at the results of the German Africa Initiative.

Foreign Affairs | 07/2017

The Real Power of the G-20

GIGA President Amrita Narlikar analyses the outcome of the G20 Summit in Hamburg and states, that it stood out.

Cooperation Event | 07/07/2017

G20's Focus on Free and Fair Trade for Sustainable Development

Right before the start of the G20 Summit in Hamburg on Friday, high-ranking politicians and trade experts met for a roundtable. Participants stressed the need for both globally balanced trade rules and foreign investment in development.

GIGA Event | 17/06/2017

The G20 Amidst Global Transition: Expectations and Hopes, Risks and Challenges

The panel will discuss the fundamental contribution that the G20 process can bring to the world today, especially when globalisation faces such severe challenges. The panellists will address how the legitimacy and efficiency of this key institution can be - and indeed are being - improved under the German Presidency.

Cooperation Event | 27/06/2017

Climate Policy, the G20, and the Global South

The implementation of the Paris climate agreement is only slowly getting off the ground. This topic will also be on the agenda at the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017. The panel discussion will bring together experts from science and politics to discuss the role of the G20 in climate protection.

GIGA Focus Global | 1/2017

Can the G20 Save Globalisation?

Globalisation is in crisis. The G20 cannot save globalisation on its own, but it can play a vital role in finding and facilitating the necessary solutions. This GIGA Focus analyses why the G20 is well-suited to taking on this task, how it might do so, and the pitfalls it must avoid.

GIGA Focus Middle East | 3/2017

Structural Reform in the Arab Gulf States – Limited Influence of the G20

Dr. Thomas Richter

Senior Research Fellow / Editor GIGA Focus Middle East

Foreign Affairs | 07/2017

The Real Power of the G-20

GIGA President Amrita Narlikar analyses the outcome of the G20 Summit in Hamburg and states, that it stood out.

GIGA Focus Latin America | 3/2017

Latin America’s Fight against Corruption: The End of Impunity

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Lead Research Fellow / General Editor GIGA Focus Editor GIGA Focus Global

11/07/2018

Ein Jahr nach dem G20-Gipfel in Hamburg – Afrika in der deutschen und internationalen Politik

Cooperation Event Museum für Völkerkunde: 11/07/2018 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German–African Business Association, Afrika-Kollegium Hamburg

Ein Jahr nach dem G20-Gipfel in Hamburg – Afrika in der deutschen und internationalen Politik. Kooperationsveranstaltung mit dem Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft und dem Afrika-Kollegium Hamburg

Cooperation Event | 11/07/2018

Ein Jahr nach dem G20-Gipfel in Hamburg – Afrika in der deutschen und internationalen Politik

The German G20 Presidency had set out to put economic cooperation with Africa on a new footing. The Compact with Africa was supposed to trigger more private investment and infrastructure projects in Africa. A good year after the G20 Summit in Hamburg, it is time to take a critical look at the results of the German Africa Initiative.

GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 27/09/2017

The Future of Multilateralism: The Role of the G20 Process

In his lecture, Lars-Hendrik Röller, Chief Economic Advisor to the Chancellor, will provide insights into this process of international cooperation and its recommendations for global-scale regulations.

Cooperation Event | 20/07/2017

G20 and Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations – Outcomes for Indo-German Business Relations

The German-Indian government consultations at the end of May and the G20 summit at the beginning of July have provided a series of impulses that also have implications for the future course of German businesses. We would like to shed light on and assess the outcomes of these political processes regarding their significance for German-Indian trade and investment relations.

Tagesschau 24 | Interview | 07/07/2017

Schwellenländer beim G20-Gipfel

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