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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.

Our Vision

  • 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

Our Mission

  • 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.
The Global Solutions Initiative was founded during the 2017 German G20 Presidency by the Initiative’s President Dennis J. Snower. The Global Solutions Initiative is a stepping stone to the T20 and G20 Summits and supports the Think20 process for think tanks. 
Welcome Reception der Global Solutions Konferenz am 27.05.18 in Berlin im Rotes Rathaus. / Foto: Tobias Koch (www.tobiaskoch.net)

Policy Advice

POLICY PROPOSAL

Revisiting Digital Governance

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

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VISION

The Socioeconomics of Pandemics Policy

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)

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VISION

Measuring what you treasure: The Recoupling Dashboard

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)

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News

12 October 2021

GSI and DIE take over Chair of the G7 Think Tank Group

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.

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01 October 2021

Experts agree on multilateralism with UN in important role

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.

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16 September 2021

Dennis Snower: The Copernican moment in economics is about to come

Two questions are being asked with increasing frequency both in India and around the world. Is our pattern of economic growth sustainable? And fair? 

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In "Clean-IT: Policies to support sustainable digital technologies" Christoph Meinel, @HPI_DE and Mei Lin Fung, @PCI_Initiative talk about the shift to digital living with #COVID19 and the increasing social and climate hazard through #digitalization
More: https://bit.ly/3FBBpe1

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Chancellor Angela #Merkel has now officially mandated @DIE_GDI and @glob_solutions to co-chair the group of thinktanks (#T7) in the framework of the German #G7 presidency 2022.
More: https://bit.ly/3iVMMDJ

Congratulations, ⁦@OECD⁩. A major achievement. The next step is to reform the digital governance regime. ⁦@glob_solutions⁩ A far-reaching proposal: https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/research/publications/revisiting-digital-governance https://www.oecd.org/tax/international-community-strikes-a-ground-breaking-tax-deal-for-the-digital-age.htm

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