The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme to strengthen the influence of pro-poor African coalitions at global economic governance fora.


Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:06

Outcomes of G20 Dialogue Forum

This was an opportunity for African policymakers to share their views on how the G20 can tackle the continent’s concerns.

This discussion paper examines the roles of South Africa and Kenya as regional gateways for global value chains (GVCs) coordinated by multinational corporations (MNCs), and the obstacles small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face in entering those value chains, owing to the voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) enacted by MNCs.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 16:54

G20 commitment to Africa

This year Germany has made Africa the focus of its G20 presidency through its Compact with Africa and the Marshall Plan for the continent, which together aim to create a more sustainable environment for private sector participation in African economies.

On 1 February 2017, a high-level conference on Africa’s relationship with the Group of 20 (G20) was opened by the German Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn, who spoke on the key priorities of the German G20 Presidency. A dinner keynote that evening will be delivered by Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele of the South African Reserve Bank.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 12:53

Study Group: Beneficial Ownership

A Study Group on Beneficial Ownership, co-hosted by GEG Africa and the South African Department of Public Service and Administration, brought together various stakeholders from international and local spheres to discuss the issues surrounding transparency in beneficial ownership.

E-commerce has evolved the global trade landscape, opening up trade to online platforms and extending the reach to a larger connected global market. On 26 October 2016, GEG Africa hosted a study group, reaching out to key stakeholders involved in e-commerce trade and regulation. The discussions will enhance the recommendations in our upcoming Discussion Paper and Policy Brief.

The 11th annual G-20 Summit took place in Hangzhou, China in September. The theme for China's presidency was, ‘Towards an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy’.

GEG Africa’s outreach event in Lusaka, titled ‘BRICS, G20 and Africa’, was co-hosted with the National Treasury of South Africa, and led by Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Mcebisi Jonas.

On 23 May 2016, the GEG Africa programme hosted a workshop on 'Global Value Chains and Small, Medium Enterprises: What Role for the G20?'

On 16 July 2016, the GEG Africa programme hosted a illicit financial flows (IFFs) scoping workshop on 'Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to significantly reduce IFFs: Developing the GEG Africa 3-year programme.' The event was held in partnership with the Global Tax Policy Centre at the University of Vienna.

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