New Book-Release: E-Publication of German Development Institute on “G20 and Global Development“

Press Release of 11 October 2010

Today, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) publishes its first E-Publication on “G20 and Global Development: How can the new summit architecture promote pro-poor growth and sustainability?". The G20 has recently decided to establish a working group on development. At their upcoming summit in Seoul in November 2010 the group will adopt a far-reaching development agenda. The broadening of focus has significant implications for international development policy. The E-Publication “G20 and Global Development“ is analyzing these important changes.

The E-Publication is edited by Thomas Fues and Peter Wolff who succeeded in bringing 27 contributions from the Global Governance Research Network together. The critical analyses by leading scholars from North and South point to the G20’s potential for global development in concentrating on the framework conditions for the global economy. But they also deal with the risks of an extended G20 mandate related to a possible marginalisation of the United Nations and a further fragmentation of the global development system. A special focus of the e-publication is directed towards the rising powers of the South. Their newly-found leadership position is hotly debated within these countries themselves but also in industrialized and developing countries.

In their totality, the contributions provide a multi-layered, informative account of the ongoing transformations in international development cooperation which, in turn, are a result of irreversible power shifts in the global economy and world politics.

E-Publication “G20 and Global Development: How can the new summit architecture promote pro-poor growth and sustainability?"
Editors: Thomas Fues and Peter Wolff, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
27 contributions by members of the Global Governance Research Network

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