Briefing paper

20 Aug 2017

This paper argues that Australia should focus on the institutions and fora best placed to make and enforce global economic and financial rules, and that the G20 is currently the best option.


19 Aug 2016

The 21st edition of the G20 Monitor highlights considerations for the G20 ahead of the 4–5 September 2016 G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hangzhou, China. It also canvasses three topics that are possibly of interest to the 2017 German G20 Presidency: cyber rule-setting, global migration governance,...


29 Jul 2016

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, G20 Studies Centre Research Fellow and Project Director Tristram Sainsbury and Research Associate Hannah Wurf argue that the G20 should be at the centre of Australia’s approach to international economic engagement in the years ahead.

Key findings...

Other interactive resource

15 Mar 2016

The Global Diplomacy Index is an interactive web tool which maps and ranks the diplomatic networks of all G20 and OECD nations: 42 countries in total.

About The Global Diplomacy Index visualises the diplomatic networks of all G20 and OECD nations, allowing users...


16 Feb 2016

The 19th issue of the G20 Monitor focuses on the state of the G20 in the initial months of the Chinese G20 Presidency and examines policies that could contribute to the G20’s core goal of improving global economic growth.

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Working paper

31 Jan 2016

Financial inclusion is an important international policy goal. Remittances promote financial inclusion by contributing almost half a trillion dollars to the economies of developing countries each year and by giving people a strong reason to engage with formal financial services. In the Pacific, remittances represent...


1 Nov 2015

This research discovers that G20 country governments’ support to fossil fuel production marries bad economics with potentially disastrous consequences for climate change. In effect, governments are propping up the production of oil, gas and coal, much of which cannot be used if the world is...


1 Nov 2015

G20 countries are among the largest shareholders of most major multilateral development banks, including the various branches of the World Bank Group, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Inter-American Development...


29 Oct 2015

G20 engagement group representatives from Business (B20), Civil Society (C20), Labour (L20), Think Tanks (T20), Women (W20), and Youth (Y20) have contributed to the 18th issue of the G20 Monitor. The representatives address how their groups have contributed to the G20 process in 2015, their...


25 Aug 2015

The 17th issue of the G20 Monitor examines the progress made by the 2015 Turkish G20 Presidency and explores potential priority areas for the 2016 Chinese Presidency.

Key findings

The G20 is making headway on Turkey’s priorities of investment, implementation, and inclusiveness...


30 Jan 2015

This issue of the G20 Monitor reflects on the state of the G20 at the end of 2014, and offers suggestions for the path forward during Turkey’s 2015 G20 Presidency.

Key findings

The G20 is still the premier forum for international economic...


27 Nov 2014

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Hugh Jorgensen and Dr Daniela Strube examine China’s approach to global economic governance. The paper argues that China will seek a greater role in governance processes, but will pursue a combination of approaches involving both existing Bretton Woods Institutions and...


17 Nov 2014

This resource details the 'blood pressure' indicators of the world's top twenty economies, the G20.

Twenty brief reports based on consumption accounting methods present the critical economic, social and environmental measures that underpin how each country works. Behind it is a database that brings...


16 Nov 2014

This communique presents the agreed positions of the participants in the G20 Brisbane Summit, as well as key documents, and issues for further action.


Raising global growth to deliver better living standards and quality jobs for people across the world is...



12 Nov 2014

The world was a very different place in December 1999 when the first G20 met in Berlin.

Steve Jobs had just taken back the reins at Apple, but Facebook, Google, Twitter and the dot-com bust were figments of imagination. When government and central banking...


2 Nov 2014

Formed in 1999 after the Asian Financial Crisis, the G20 claims to be the world’s pre-eminent steering committee on global finance. While it’s true that the G20 represents many of the world's major economies, it also excludes 174 nations – so can it justifiably argue...


9 Oct 2014

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, G20 Studies Centre Director Mike Callaghan examines what outcomes from the Brisbane G20 Summit in November would help reinvigorate the forum and render this year's Summit a success.

Key findings

While Australia has sought to strengthen the...


2 Oct 2014

Alastair Walton, Chairman of BKK Partners and a former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australia, discusses Australia’s financial sector in the context of global developments impacting the industry.


10 Sep 2014

This report analyses the current state of whistleblower protection rules in each of the G20 countries, applying to the identification of wrongdoing in both the public and private sectors.


2 Sep 2014

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...



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