Who We Are
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
With Saudi Arabia taking over the G20-presidency in December 2019, an Arabic nation is leading the intergovernmental body for the first time. In a commentary Dennis Snower looks back on the Japanese presidency, looks forward to the upcoming, and highlights successes and challenges for multilateralism.