Proposals to make the T20 a more impactful, effective, and continuous think tank process

Proposals to make the T20 a more impactful, effective, and continuous think tank process

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Berger, Axel / Imme Scholz / Anna-Katharina Hornidge / Sait Akman / Jann Lay / Gustavo Martinez / Stormy Mildner / Amrita Narlikar / Andrea Ordóñez / Claudia Schmucker / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos / Sébastien Treyer
External Publications (2021)

Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The T20 process has been put on a new footing during the German T20 process in 2017 by establishing issue-specific task forces as the key organisational structure. Task forces have evolved throughout the years, and other elements have been added, such as inviting think tanks from the region of the hosting nation and from Africa, and issuing calls for papers. After 4 years, we believe, it is time to reflect on the T20’s achievements as well as areas for improvement. In this concept note, we focus mainly on process-related and structural issues as a prerequisite to advance specific recommendations to the G20 on pressing global challenges. As longstanding participants of the T20, we describe in the following our view on the purpose and current shortcomings of the T20 process and make suggestions on how the process could be reformed to allow the group to realise its full potential to become more impactful, effective and continuous while maintaining the T20’s diversity, inclusiveness and dialogue-orientation. In particular, we propose a number of reforms of the governance of the T20.

About the authors

Berger, Axel

Political Science

Berger

Scholz, Imme

Sociologist

Scholz

Hornidge, Anna-Katharina

Development and Knowledge Sociologist

Hornidge

Further experts

Dippel, Beatrice

Comparatist 

Fiselier, Evelien

Sustainbality 

Haug, Sebastian

Political Science 

Hernandez, Ariel

Economy 

Mehl, Regine

Political Science 

Morare, Ditebogo Modiegi

Political Science 

Müngersdorff, Maximilian

Social Scientist 

Nowack, Daniel

Political Scientist 

Olekseyuk, Zoryana

Economist 

Reiners, Wulf

Political Science 

Schwachula, Anna

Sociology 

Stamm, Andreas

Geographer 

Stewart, Benjamin

Social Science 

Stoffel, Tim

Political Scientist 

Vogel, Johanna

International Cultural Economy 

Volz, Ulrich

Economist 

Wehrmann, Dorothea

Sociology 

Wingens, Christopher

Political Scientiest