The Global Solutions Initiative provides recommendations and visions for the Group of Twenty (G20) on major, global challenges. The visions rest on recoupling economic prosperity with social prosperity. To generate policy proposals, the Global Solutions Initiative brings major think tanks and research organizations together in its Council for Global Problem-Solving.

To stimulate underlying research and connect researchers to relevant policymakers, the Global Solutions Initiative is associated with various workshops, conferences and research networks that share the recoupling vision, such as the Social Macroeconomics Network of the ESRC Initiative on Rebuilding Macroeconomics, the OECD Initiative on New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC), and ERINN (Economic Research on Identities, Norms and Narratives).

Upcoming Activities

April to June 2020 | Virtual
Digital Global Solutions Summit 2020
The World Policy Forum

01 June 2020 | Virtual
G20 Dialogue on AI
Hosted by G20 Saudi Arabia

08 June 2020 | Virtual
G7 USA Agenda meeting
Hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

June/July 2020 | Italy
The Solutions Labs – Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure

29-30 October 2020 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Think20 Saudi Arabia Summit 
More information available soon

21-22 November 2020 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
G20 Riyadh Summit 
More information available soon

Past Activities

14-15 May 2020 | Virtual
Think7 USA Summit 

11-12 May 2020 | Princeton, New Jersey
Social Externalities: A Virtual Workshop on Concepts and Applications
Princeton University

05 May 2020 | Online
T20 Saudi Arabia Webinar
Thought Leadership in Turbulent Times

09 March 2020 | Paris, France
How’s Life? Measuring Well-being 2020

18-21 February 2020 | Mexico City, Mexico
The Solutions Labs – Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure

19-20 January 2020 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Think20 Saudi Arabia Inception Conference

01 December 2019 
Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency begins

26 November 2019
The Gender of Work – International Conference
Hosted by CIPPEC, UN Women, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO)

19-21 November 2019 | Berlin, Germany
The Solutions Labs – Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure

11-13 November 2019 | Paris, France
Paris Peace Forum

31 October 2019 | Washington, DC
Recent trends in democracy and development in the emerging world

27-29 October 2019 | Berlin, Germany
The World Health Summit 

03-04 October 2019 | Milan, Italy
ISPI Forum – The Future of Multilateralism

19-20 September 2019 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Rebuilding Macroeconomics

28-29 June 2019 | Osaka, Japan
G20 Osaka Summit

26 June 2019 | Berlin, Germany
Berliner Forum Politik-Wirtschaft 2019

14-15 June 2019 | London, UK
ERINN Annual Conference 2019
London School of Economics

06-07 June 2019 | Oxford, UK
Social Norms: Theory and Applications 
Nuffield College Oxford

26-27 May 2019 | Tokyo, Japan
T20 Summit 

20–21 May 2019 | Paris, France
OECD Forum 2019: World in Emotion

16 April 2019 | Kiel, Germany
CASS-IfW – Global Solutions Workshop 
“Global Challenges and Global Solutions”

10 April 2019 | Washington DC, US
Brookings-VISION20 (V20) Workshop 
“Beyond Neoliberalism in Emerging Markets”

18 – 19 March 2019 | Berlin, Germany
Global Solutions Summit 2019
The World Policy Forum 

19 February 2019 | Berlin, Germany
Digitising Europe Summit
“The Future of Made in Europe – Advancing Europe’s vision of a social market economy for a digital age”

30 January 2019 | Taipei, Taiwan 
Global Solutions Taipei Workshop
“Promoting Human-centred Development in the Digital Age”

28 January 2019 | Mumbai, India

17 Januar 2019 | Berlin, Germany

16 January 2019 | Berlin, Germany
Commemoration: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the face of Climate Change and Migration
With a speech given by Julian Bents, a Young Global Changer of the Global Solutions Initiative

4-5 December 2018 | Tokyo, Japan
T20 Inception Conference

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