IBON Primer on G-20: Global Economic Governance for Whom?


2012|28 pages

This primer describes the nature and workings of the G-20 to help progressive people’s organizations and social movements define their attitude towards this new grouping whose views and actions affect the lives and the futures of peoples, especially in the impoverished and marginalized communities.

This primer would not be possible without these partners: Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK), Institute for National and Democratic Studies (INDIES), Africaine de Recherche et de Cooperation pour l’Appui au Developpement Endogene (ARCADE) and the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) – Latin America.




What gave rise to the formation of the G-20?

When was the G-20 officially founded?

What was the original G-20 mandate?

What is the influence of the changing global economic landscape on the G-20?

Can the BRICS make a difference?

What were the outcomes of the successive G-20 summits?

Is the G-20 evolving from its original role and mandate?

Does the so-called Seoul Consensus really mark a radical departure

from the now widely discredited Washington Consensus?

What’s at stake in the G-20 Los Cabos Summit?

What do all these G-20 summits fail to address?

The G-20: Boon or Bane?


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