Effective National Policies in the Globalized Era

National governments, even in the current phase of “hyper-globalization”, have important freedom of initiative in social and economic policy. The great variety of economic and social policies around the world, even among the most open economies, proves that the welfare state has not lost its original function of compensating citizens from the risk of income … Read more

Innovating Global Governance:Bottom-up, The Inductive Approach

Recently, populists and nationalist groups and governments have called into question the momentum gained by institutionalised global cooperation. In this Policy Brief we argue that inductive global governance is a bottom-up mode of organising global collective action that has been successful in addressing certain global challenges and should be reinforced. Furthermore, it can also so … Read more

A Fast-Paced Ever-Changing World Requires Agile Global Governance

Alessio Terzi argues for the creation of a revamped G8, within the G20, as a new global economic steering committee.   Challenge During the 2008 financial crisis, the G20 was hastily elevated to ‘global economic steering committee’. In the early stages of the crisis, the G20 was an effective forum for crisis containment. As the crisis has … Read more

Community session: China-West dialogues to ease geopolitical tensions amid a new era of war in Europe

This session is curated by Colin Bradford, Fellow, Global Solutions Initiative. The confrontational narratives between the United States and China undermine opportunities and imperatives for constructive competition and collaboration.??They threaten to create a world divided into two blocs and to overwhelm global cooperation and multilateralism, at a crucial moment. ??The time has come to create … Read more

Pandemic preparedness and response – recoupling the global health system

This session is curated by Dennis Görlich, Program Director, Global Solutions Initiative, and Program Manager, Socio-Economic Transformation, The New Institute. The COVID-19 pandemic was a major brake for economic and social development. Despite warnings that a pandemic may occur, the international community was largely unprepared when COVID first emerged in late 2019. For example, while … Read more

The growing imperative for a circular economy

This session is curated by Linda Arthur, Senior Capacity Building and Training Specialist, ADBI, and supported by Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (GIZ). Fifty years ago, the United Nations convened the first major conference on international environmental issues in Stockholm, Sweden, and yet fifty years later, climate change and eight additional planetary boundaries are threatened by … Read more

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