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.
The Australian Institute of International Affairs has just released a special magazine, G20: Words into Action Brisbane 2014, which contains a series of important articles on the upcoming Group of 20 (G-20) Summit to be held in Brisbane in November 2014.Click here to view the publication in ePub format.SAIIA has contributed an article to this magazine, exploring out South Africa's role within the G-20.Click here to read the article, 'South Africa and the G-20'.
The following is a translation of the introduction to a book originally published in Portuguese by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil, in 2012 as part of its research project on global trade regulation undertaken in collaboration with the Centre for Global Trade and Investment of the FGV - School of Economics. Translations of additional chapters will be published in English by the South African Institute of International Affairs in January 2014.
A special section in Invest in South Africa 2013, published by Newsdesk Media, 2013.Edited by John Kirton and Marina Larionova.Click here to download a PDF of the BRICS section from the BRICS Information Centre at the University of Toronto
Academics and policy experts across the world are trying to comprehend the various dynamics of BRICS, a relatively new arrival on the global scene, and the contours that are attached to this multilateral grouping. Among the attractions that BRICS holds is the construct of China- India, two of the most populous societies and attractive economies of the world.
Climate change, the focus of the 19th Conference of Parties (COP19) underway in Poland from 11 to 22 November 2013, is one challenge that requires a truly global response that encompasses environmental, social and economic issues. Reflecting this the term “green economy” has seen an upsurge in interest globally and SAIIA’s Economic Diplomacy Programme is undertaking new research in this area, especially since the issue was placed on the Group of 20 (G-20) agenda in 2012.
Australia will chair the G20 for 12 months from 1 December 2013. It will be the largest international economic meeting ever held in Australia. This paper outlines the strategy, priorities and steps required for the Brisbane G20 summit to be a success – it is a ‘playbook’ for Australia’s G20 presidency.
For over a decade, New Rules for Global Finance has been advocating and engaging in reform of the institutions shaping global finance. The goal is to ensure that global finance has the maximum positive impact on the lives of the world’s citizens, by including the voices of the excluded and affected are heard at the decision tables. For this reason, New Rules (in conjunction with many like-minded organizations) have launched an annual Global Financial Governance and Impact Report, with the immodest task of assessing the governance and impact of the institutions that are supposed to write the rules for global…