Who we are
The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise comprised of a network of world-renowned think tanks. It proposes policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora.
- To provide research-based policy advice to help governments tackle major global challenges of the G20 and beyond
- To generate proposals for aligning business, civil societies and governments for global problem-solving to address human needs in thriving societies
- To start a world-wide movement that aims to recouple economic, political and environmental prosperity with social prosperity
- To provide an intellectual backbone for the T20 process and thereby for the G20, pursued in the spirit of global citizenship for the recoupling of economic, social, political and environmental prosperity.
This paper summarizes an array of problems associated with the current digital governance, which ultimately threaten the continued functioning of our economic market systems, undermine our democratic processes, and degrade the cohesion of our societies. The central claim of the paper is that the benefits of the current system can be retained, while the problems can be overcame substantially through three insights.
D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), P. Twomey (Center for International Governance Innovation), M. Farrell
To encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, policymakers at local, national and global levels will need to encourage people around the world to cooperate globally in tackling global problems, with the aid of two powerful tools that humans throughout history have used to coordinate their efforts: identity-shaping narratives and institutions of multi-level governance. Read more.
D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)
To stop fragmentation among societies and to ensure economic activities are carried out sustainably, the use of GDP as an indicator of prosperity is no longer enough.
D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative), K. Lima de Miranda (IfW Kiel)
Chancellor Angela Merkel has now officially mandated German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and Global Solutions Initiative to co-chair the group of thinktanks (T7) in the framework of the German G7 presidency 2022.
At a forum in Beijing on Sept 23, experts agreed that global communication and cooperation have faced resistance but the demands for a better international order, coping with climate change and global economic problems, securing cybersecurity and the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines requires deeper international cooperation.
Two questions are being asked with increasing frequency both in India and around the world. Is our pattern of economic growth sustainable? And fair?