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T20 Africa Standing Group

T20 Africa Standing Group

Initiated by the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), a new Africa Standing Group (T20 ASG) was launched in May 2017. The Africa Standing Group engages in cross-regional joint knowledge production and provides evidence-based policy advice related to cooperation between the G20 and Africa. The network encompasses more than 30 leading think tanks from across Africa and G20 countries. The group works on a broad range of issues relevant to economic, social and political change in Africa and the world economy, including infrastructure, trade, agriculture, climate, and the political and social environment in which socio-economic reforms take place. Governance mechanisms for Africa-G20 cooperation are the key focus. The starting points for the group's joint research and advisory work are the African Union's Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the G20 work streams. The T20 ASG is an outcome of the first T20 Africa Conference that took place in February 2017 in Johannesburg. It can also draw on significant support from the Managing Global Governance (MGG) Network coordinated by IDOS.

Researchers

Altenburg, Tilman
Berensmann, Kathrin
Brüntrup, Michael
Dafe, Florence
Grimm, Sven
Hackenesch, Christine
von Haldenwang, Christian
Leininger, Julia
Never, Babette
von Schiller, Armin
Schraven, Benjamin

Publications

Africa’s diversification and its trade policy transformation
Ndung’u, Njuguna / Axel Berger / Clara Brandi / Uri Dadush / Fatima Olanike Kareem / Olayinka Idowu Kareem / David Luke / Simon Mevel / Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi / Abebe Shimeles / Frederik Stender / Wilson Wasike (2020)

in: T20 Saudi Arabia, Policy Brief, Online

Policy Recommendations: Adaptations for Private Sector-led Infrastructure Development in Africa
Floyd, Rob / Abla Abdel-Latif / San Bilal / Karim El Aynaoui (2020)

in: T20 Saudi Arabia, Policy Brief, Online

Africa's Infrastructure Finance
Arbouch, Mahmoud / Otaviano Canuto / Miguel Vazquez (2020)

in: T20 Saudi Arabia, Policy Brief, Online

A new lifeline for the G20? The role of African and European actors in enhancing its legitimacy and effectiveness
Barana, Luca / Daniele Fattibene / Christine Hackenesch / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos / Bernardo Venturi (2020)

in: T20 Saudi Arabia, Policy Brief, Online

Covid-19 Crisis: how should the G20 support heavily indebted low-income countries?
Berensmann, Kathrin / Abebe Shimeles / Njuguna Ndung'u (2020)

in: T20 Saudi Arabia, Policy Brief, Online

Tax challenges of digitalization in Africa
Monkam, Nara / Gamal Ibrahim / William Davis / Christian von Haldenwang

T20 Japan 2019

G20 Compact with Africa
Rob Floyd / Kapil Kapoor / Laura Sennett
Policy Brief, T20 Japan Task Force 5: Cooperation with Africa

Mobilizing Private Investment and the Compact with Africa: A Preliminary Assessment and Steps Ahead
Rob Floyd / Brahima Coulibaly / Jann Lay / Rainer Thiele / Jing Gu (2018)
T20 Policy Brief

T20 Africa, G20 and Africa: Assessing Our Impact and Influence
Belay Begahshaw / May Hui / Tilindo Chakrabarti / Grace Onubedo (2018)
T20 Policy Briefs

Africa – G20 cooperation: reducing complexity, increasing opportunities
Hackenesch, Christine / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos / Cobus van Staden / Sven Grimm / Gamal Ibrahim / Julia Leininger (2018)
T20 Policy Briefs

Meeting Africa’s employment challenge in a changing world
Altenburg, Tilman / Brahima Coulibaly (2018)
Briefing Paper 18/2018

Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information (EOI): Priorities for Africa
Monkam, Nara / Gamal Ibrahim / William Davis / Christian von Haldenwang
T20 Policy Briefs

World of Work in the 4th Industrial Revolution: Inclusive and Structural Transformation for a Better Africa
Simbanegavi, Witness / Ashraf Patel / Lemma W. Senbet / Rim Ben Ayed Mouelhi / Julius Gatune / K.Y. Amaoko / Shingirirai Mutanga / Tilman Altenburg / Brahima Coulibaly / Anita Prakash
T20 Policy Briefs

What priorities for G20 - Africa cooperation? Synthesizing T20 Africa recommendations
T20 Policy Briefs

G20 and Africa after the summit: Need for continuity, global voice and vision
Hackenesch, Christine / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (2017)

The Current Column of 17 July 2017

Mexico in the G20-Africa dialogue: fostering alliances for global multilateralism
Rebecka Villanueva Ulfgard
Published on Africa Alliances Blog, 21.06.2017

Notes from the G-20 high-level conference on the compact with Africa
Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly
Brookings Blog: Africa in focus, 20.06.2017

G20 and Africa - ready for a steady partnership?
Gobbelaar, Neuma / Christine Hackenesch / Adolf Kloke-Lesch / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (2017)
published on G20 Insights, 15.05.2017

Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Afrika: Was kann die (deutsche) Wirtschaft tun?
Hackenesch, Christine / Julia Leininger / Tilman Altenburg / Carolin Welzel / Julia Callies / Katharina Loy / Matthias Wachter
G20 Africa Brief

G20 and Africa: Sectoral policies and delivering on African citizens’ demands
Gyimah-Boadi, E. / Bratton, Michael / Leininger, Julia
Published on G20 Insights Platform, 26.05.2017

Reforming international cooperation towards transformative change
Anbumozhi, Venkatachalam / Esteves, Paulo / Scholz, Imme / Yuefen, Li
Published on G20 Insights Platform, 04.05.2017

Building on success: Citizens point to Africa’s priority development challenges
Boniface Dulaniund / Carolyn Logan
Published on Africa Alliances Blog, 27.03.2017

Compact with Africa: fostering private long-term investment in Africa
Kappel, Robert / Birte Pfeiffer / Helmut Reisen (2017)
Discussion Paper 13/2017

The G20 and Africa
Berger, Axel (2017)
Published on: T20blog, 31.01.2017

Events

Conference
Africa’s employment perspectives towards 2040
Bonn, 17-18 February 2020

Workshop
T20 Summit Argentina 2018
Buenos Aires, 16.09.2018 bis 18.09.2018

Annual Meeting
T20 Africa Standing Group
Addis Abeba, 14 April 2018 - 15 April 2018

Launch Event
T20 Africa Standing Group
Berlin, 29 May 2017 - 31 May 2017

Think 20 Summit
Global Solutions
Berlin, 29 May 2017 - 31 May 2017

T20 Afrika-Konferenz
Africa and the G20: Building alliances for sustainable development
Johannesburg, 1 February 2017 bis 3 February 2017

Highlight

Africa – G20 cooperation: reducing complexity, increasing opportunities
Hackenesch, Christine / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos / Cobus van Staden / Sven Grimm / Gamal Ibrahim / Julia Leininger (2018)
T20 Policy Briefs

Highlight

G20 and Africa - ready for a steady partnership?
Gobbelaar, Neuma / Christine Hackenesch / Adolf Kloke-Lesch / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (2017)
published on G20 Insights, 15.05.2017

Why should the G20 and African think tanks engage?

T20 Summit: Why should the G20 and Africa cooperate?