T20 Japan 2019
In the Spotlight
Experts from the G20 advisory network will detail policy recommendations for G20 Leaders ahead of their summit in Osaka.
ADBI experts introduced policy proposals for realizing a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient society being developed for G20 Leaders by Think20 (T20) Japan Task Forces during the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin, Germany on 18-19 March 2019. The proposals address goals including enabling small business growth via fintech, mitigating the economic impact of aging populations, and financing quality infrastructure projects that bring positive development to neighboring communities. ADBI’s summit representation was led by Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, the Chair of T20 Japan 2019.
Experts from top think tanks in G20 member countries and beyond will unveil their policy recommendations for consideration during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Osaka on 28-29 June. The measures will focus on 10 policy areas identified by the T20 as imperatives in 2019 and reflect empirical research and analysis conducted by T20 task forces.
Global policy experts from the Think20 are addressing new shifts in the world economy heading into Japan’s inaugural hosting of the G20 in 2019. Work to develop policy recommendations for G20 Leaders to tackle growing uncertainty and sustainability challenges and opportunities began at the T20 Japan Inception Conference in Tokyo on 4-5 December 2018 (See photos). Keynote speakers included Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs. T20 Japan 2019 is chaired by ADBI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and supported by 10 sectoral task forces.
THINK 20 Japan 2019 — The research and policy advice network for the G20
In 2019, the T20 is convening in Japan under its G20 presidency. Together, the world’s leading think tanks will generate innovative policy recommendations to help G20 Leaders address pressing global challenges and deliver more inclusive, sustainable growth for all.
Task Forces 2019
- 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development/Crypto-assets and Fintech
- Climate Change and Environment
- Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment and its Financing
- Cooperation with Africa
- Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics
- The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age
- Trade, Investment and Globalization
- SME Policy faced with Development of Financial Technology
- Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration
- T20 Summit 2019
26-27 May 2019 – Toranomon Hills, Tokyo
- Inception Conference
4-5 December 2018 – Tokyo
- G20-T20 Roundtable Discussion on “Global Value Chains for Inclusive Development: FDI, investment facilitation and linkage creation”
28 May 2019 in Tokyo
- Pre-TICAD7 Knowledge Event “African Economic Outlook & Debt Sustainability”
28 May 2019 in Tokyo
hosted by African Development Bank and Japan External Trade Organization
- The View of non-G20 Members on Global Governance
24-26 May 2019 in Tokyo
hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)
- Panel Discussion on “Where are we at on SDG Progress?―Perspectives from around the Globe
28 May 2019 in Tokyo
hosted by Southern Voice and JICA Research Institute
- G20 Japan 2019
- Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
- Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
- Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA)
- African Development Bank (AfDB)
- Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
- Japan International Cooperation Agency, Research Institute (JICA)
- Korea Development Institute (KDI)
- Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI)
- Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry(RIETI)
- About T20 Japan 2019
- T20 on Confronting Pressing Global Challenges within the G20
- T20 on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
- T20 on Climate Change and Environment
- T20 on Optimizing Infrastructure Development
- T20 on Enhancing Cooperation with Africa
- T20 on the Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age
- T20 on Improving Trade and Investment Conditions
- T20 on Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration
- T20 Japan Chair Engages German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Carbon Tax Adoption
- Top Level Views from the T20 Japan Inception Conference
Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, the Group of Twenty (G20) have sought effective means of implementing the SDGs using various frameworks and fora such as the G20 Action Plan on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the G20 Development Working Group (DWG).
Task Force 2 (TF2) aims to promote an international financial architecture for stability and development, with a focus on Crypto-assets and Fintech.
The international community adopted the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for the SDGs in 2015. Today, the priority is how to implement these commitments.
Infrastructure is crucially important to foster countries’ economic development and prosperity. Investments in infrastructure contributes to higher productivity and growth, facilitates trade and connectivity, and promotes economic inclusion.
African countries still face various development challenges such as fiscal and debt management, agricultural development, and the problem of food security, as well as the need to strengthen the competitiveness of industries.
Task Force 6 deals with the unprecedented crisis in multilateralism at the global level, disruption of social cohesion at the domestic level, how nations could address these issues, and what the future of politics should look like.
Several major technological transformations (e.g., artificial intelligence or AI, fintech, the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0) are putting the global economy on a new track.
The world trading system is facing various challenges such as rising protectionism, unequal opportunities to engage in global value chains, and legal systems that are ill-equipped for digital trade and international trade in services.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for more than half of formal employment globally and are crucial for stimulating improvements in productivity.
The rising trend of aging societies, a result of decreased fertility rates and longer life expectancies, signals drastic changes in the world’s demographic structure, as Asia clearly demonstrates.