G20 2014: reform of the international organisations, financial regulation, trade, accountability and anti-corruption

International relations International trade Corruption Fair trading regulation Finance Financial system regulation

This issue of the G20 Monitor discusses the reform of international economic institutions, financial regulation, and the trade, accountability and anti-corruption agendas at the forthcoming Brisbane G20 Summit.

It also provides a summary of the key ideas from the ‘G20 Conference: Strengthening Accountability and Effectiveness’ hosted by the Lowy Institute.

Key findings:

  • If the G20 is truly to be the world’s premier forum for international economic cooperation, fostering the reform of international economic institutions needs to be a fundamental objective.
  • Ex ante regulatory impact assessments are an important tool for strengthening financial regulation and fostering financial stability globally.
  • Trade, anti-corruption, and the accountability of the G20 are important agenda items for the forthcoming Brisbane Summit and go to the heart of the G20’s aim to boost growth and resilience.
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