China G20 Presidency - Delivering on growth and the SDGs

Event Type
T20 Conference

Location/Date
Washington, DC, 13.04.2016

Organiser
Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY), Brookings Institution, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Lowy Institute for International Policy


In der Reihe von T20-Veranstaltungen zur chinesischen G20-Präsidentschaft war das Deutsche Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) Mitveranstalter einer Konferenz bei Brookings, in der Peter Wolff vom DIE und Stefan Kooths vom Kieler Institut für Weltwirtschaft als Referenten teilnahmen. In der Konferenz am Rande der Frühjahrstagung von IWF und Weltbank in Washington DC wurden wichtige Themen des G20-Prozesses diskutiert: Wachstumsstrategien und Politikkoordination; nachhaltige Infrastruktur und die Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung.

Programme
8:30-9:00
Light Breakfast

9:00-9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Colin Bradford, Brookings Institution
  • Jiang Ye, SIIS


9:10-10:00
Session I: Priorities for the Hangzhou G20 Summit

Chair

  • Colin Bradford, Brookings Institution


Keynote Address: “The Brisbane Growth Agenda: Where do we go from here?”

  • Joe Hockey, Ambassador of Australia to the United States, former Minister of Finance for the Australian G20 in 2014
  • Güven Sak, TEPAV
  • Kexin Li, Embassy of China    


10:00- 11:15
Session II: Reinvigorating Growth Strategies

Chair

  • Domenico Lombardi, CIGI


Kick-off discussants

  • Tristram Sainsbury, Lowy
  • Desmond Lachman, AEI
  • Danny Leipziger, GWU    
  • Ted Chu, IFC    
  • Yongfu Cao, IWEP, CASS


This session addressed the global economic slowdown and how to lift mid-to long-term growth potential

11:15-11:35
Coffee Break

11:35-12:50
Session III: Policy Coordination and Spillovers

Chair

  • Wen Wang, RDCY


Kick-off discussants

  • David Dollar, Brookings Institution
  • Fabrizio Saccomanni, IAI  
  • Matthew Goodman, CSIS
  • Randall Henning, American University
  • Stefan Kooths, Kiel

This session exploree old and new challenges of macroeconomic policy coordination, spillovers from China, and the global trade outlook and the role of global value chains.

12:50-1:45
Lunch

1:45 - 3:00
Session IV: Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure

Chair

  • Astrid Skala-Kuhmann, GIZ


Kick-off discussants

  • Bernard Sheahan, IFC    
  • Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings Institution    
  • Amal-Lee Amin, IADB
  • Nancy Alexander, Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Lei Zhang, SIIS


This session examined the role and importance of sustainable infrastructure, how to deliver on scale and sustainability of investments, and the implications for financing framework and the role of the G20.


3:00 - 3:20
Coffee Break

3:20 - 3:45
Session V: The G20 and Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Chair

  • Homi Kharas, Brookings Institution


Kick-off discussants

  • Barry Carin, CIGI            
  • Peter Wolff, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Tony Pipa, USAID
  • Paul O’Brien, Oxfam
  • Güven Sak, TEPAV
  • Ye Yu, SIIS


This session explored the action agenda to implement the SDGs and the role of the G20.


4:35 - 5:00
Session VI: Implications for the China G20

Chair

  • Amar Bhattacharya, Brookings Institution


Speakers

  • Xiaogang Zha, SIIS
  • Thomas Bernes, CIGI
  • Leon Berkelmans, Lowy

Event information

Date
13.04.2016

Location
The Brookings Institution
Washington

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