Policy Briefs | 19 March 2009

Refining the G-20 agenda

The G-20 Leaders will meet in London in April, faced by the most serious economic downturn for seventy years. The London agenda bears two heavy burdens.

Stephen Grenville

  • Stephen Grenville

The G-20 Leaders will meet in London in April, faced by the most serious economic downturn for seventy years. The London agenda bears two heavy burdens.

Stephen Grenville

  • Stephen Grenville
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Executive Summary

First, financial markets are expecting a confidence-boosting rabbit to be pulled out of the international policy hat, and no such magic trick exists. Second, the agenda has become the repository of all the ideas to make the world a better place, ranging from poverty alleviation to climate control. In a new Lowy Institute Policy Brief, Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville makes some suggestions for the meeting's agenda.

Download the Policy Brief here.