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The Global Solutions Initiative is a global collaborative enterprise that proposes policy responses to major global problems, addressed by the G20, the G7 and other global governance fora. The policy recommendations and strategic visions are generated through a disciplined research program by leading research organizations, elaborated in policy dialogues between researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives.

The Global Solutions Initiative was founded during the 2017 German G20 Presidency. Since then, the Global Solutions Initiative supports the Think20 process for think tanks. Read more about the Global Solutions Initiative’s Vision & Mission.

Policy Advice


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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Toward global paradigm change

To make progess recoupling our economic, political and social domains, we need to go back to basics and inquire how humanity has managed to perform massive acts of cooperation in the past. Read more

D. Snower (Global Solutions Initiative)


Quality infrastructure investment: Ways to increase the rate of return for infrastructure investments

This paper points out the importance of high-quality infrastructure investment where quality is measured by how much economic and social value can be created by infrastructure projects in a region. Read more

S. Lakhia (ADBI), N. Hendriyetty (ADBI), N. Yoshino (ADBI)




Awakening in the post-pandemic world

Governments around the world are in crisis mode, “waging war” against the coronavirus on two fronts: containing the spread of the pandemic through social distancing and mitigating the resulting economic fallout. Once the crisis is over, we will hopefully awaken into a new world, one where we can learn the far-reaching, long-term lessons.

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Global Solutions Summit 2020 will offer participation in virtual sessions

On account of the Coronavirus epidemic and the international reactions to it, the Global Solutions Summit needs to be reconceived. It cannot take place in its current format, scope and international on-site presence in Berlin on April 20-21. 

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Measuring what you treasure: The Recoupling Dashboard

To stop the fragmentation of societies and to shape a sustainable economy, we require more than GDP and more than shareholder value as guides for governments and businesses. Measuring wellbeing must also take into consideration social solidarity and personal agency, as well as environmental sustainability.

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We are proud to support the digital #GlobalSolutions Summit 2020 as Research Coordinator. Learn more about this year's digital gathering in a time of global crisis and how we are supporting the #G20SaudiArabia. https://www.global-solutions-initiative.org/summit/ https://twitter.com/glob_solutions/status/1248207781103931394

Finance Minister @OlafScholz in his keynote for the digital @glob_solutions Summit: "We must not allow some to avoid contributing their fair share. That is why it remains important – also in this time of crisis – that we put an end to profit shifting and tax avoidance."

German Finance Minister @OlafScholz opens digital #GlobalSolutions Summit: “When so much depends on the ability of states to take effective action, we must work to ensure fiscal firepower and robust national budgets - in all countries" @BMF_Bund https://bit.ly/2wpNxjo

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