Digital Transformation

Global Solutions Hubs

At our Global Solutions Hubs, you will find policy recommendations, solutions and experts on the policy areas of the G20 and T20. They cover the topics that are at the heart of the Global Solutions Initiative.
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Revisiting Digital Governance

Society at large can only reap the benefits of digitalization if it succeeds in promoting economic, social and political progress. The Global Solutions Initiative has therefore set itself the goal of actively advancing the debate on digital governance and developing proposals in close cooperation between research, business and politics that will lead to a comprehensive reorientation of the digital space in the spirit of recoupling.

Together with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, a comprehensive discourse has been initiated that aims at maintaining the benefits of the digital world while recoupling the technological advances with economic and social progress.

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Experts

Dennis Snower
Global Solutions Initiative
Paul Twomey
STASH Secure Data
Maria Farrell
Minderoo Tech and Policy Lab, University of Western Australia
Christian Kastrop
Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
João Torres
Portuguese Ministry for Economy and Digital Transition
Anna Byhovskaya
Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
Jason Furman
Harvard Kennedy School and Department of Economics at Harvard University
Cornelia Kutterer
Microsoft Corporate, External & Legal Affairs
What can the G20 do to develop future skills, improve employability and encourage ‘good work’ in the post pandemic world?

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economies, supply chains, and corporations are far reaching. G20 countries are grappling with historically high unemployment rates as stay-at-home-orders upended livelihoods. This, coupled with jobs increasingly at risk of automation due to advancing technology, will impact the availability and quality of employment for years and is contributing to rising income disparity and distrust in institutions. Reskilling will be key to reversing these trends, as displaced workers look to develop new skills to remain relevant and large youth populations entering the labor market seek the skills needed for the workforce of the future. But upskilling large segments of society is complex and requires collaboration amongst educators, policymakers and businesses. As nations emerge on the other side of this pandemic and jobs return, the G20 has a collective responsibility to ensure future job creation supports ‘good work’. In doing so, business will benefit from higher productivity, society will benefit from better use of resources, and citizens will be more fulfilled. Ultimately, this can fuel faster and stronger economic recovery while promoting social progress in parallel.

This Global Table will explore how the G20 and the business community can come together to address the skills challenge and safeguard ‘good work’ in collective response to COVID-19.

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Experts

Urvashi Aneja
Tandem Research India
Paul Grainger
Centre for Education and Work, UCL
Angela Lyons
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What can the G20 do to shape a coherent, inclusive and forward looking educational system?

The global economy is being transformed by technological advances such as artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing techniques and technology-enabled platforms, inducing structural shifts in our labour markets. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will lead to further structural transformations. The education system plays a key role during this transformation. It will support the transition best if the curriculum is coherent across levels and countries, if it forward-looking by conveying required competencies such as creativity and emotional intelligence, and if it is inclusive to all citizens to improve social cohesion. This Global Table will discuss how these goals can be achieved. It will also discuss how global policy responses to the the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the educational system and the effective delivery of education, and what can be done to prepare for the post-crisis period.

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Experts

James Heckman
Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
Urvashi Aneja
Tandem Research India
Claudia Costin
Center for Innovation and Excellence in Education Policies
Harald Kayser
PwC Europe
Ihsan Sabuncuoğlu
Abdullah Gül University
What can the G20 do to implement AI principles and to shape global data governance?

Under Japan’s presidency, the G20 endorsed Principles for responsible stewardship of Trustworthy AI. Under these principles, it is required that “stakeholders […] proactively engage in responsible stewardship of trustworthy AI in pursuit of beneficial outcomes for people and planet.” The principles are centered on human values, fairness, transparency, explainability, robustness, security, safety and accountability. Being (necessarily) broad in tone, these principles now require specific steps towards implementation through regulatory actions, especially because current practices by many AI systems do not fully reflect them. This panel will discuss how the G20 can shape and coordinate AI policies and makes recommendations to G20 leaders in how their national governments can act to adequately protect citizens, consumers, workers and markets.

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Experts

Erik Brynjolfsson
MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Kirsten Martin
George Washington University
Anna Byhovskaya
Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
Paul Tighe
Pontifical Council for Culture
Paul Twomey
STASH Secure Data
MJ Zhang
Higgs Dynamics
Juan Francisco Saldarriaga
Columbia University

Policy Briefs

Minding the gaps in digital financial education strategies
Bihong Huang - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Long Q. Trinh - Asian Development Bank Institute, Peter J. Morgan - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Delivering economic value and societal cohesion through “Good Jobs”
Bhushan Sethi - PwC US, Justine Brown - PwC UK, Stefanie Goldberg - PwC US
Fostering a safer cyberspace for children
Abdullah Ayed Algarni - Institute of Public Administration, Mohammad Alqarni - University of Jeddah, Muhammad Khurram Khan - Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Omaimah Bamasag - University of Jeddah
Strengthening the convention on the rights of the child (CRC): Governing children’s digital world
Aljazi M. Alshebaiki - ASBAR, Hind K. Khalifa - ASBAR, Wafa M. Taibah - ASBAR
A human development approach to measuring and improving the digital livelihoods of vulnerable populations
Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut , Angela Lyons - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rebuilding the livelihoods of forcibly displaced populations using digital financial inclusion
Angela Lyons - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut
Educating girls and the marginalized in the digital and transformative innovation age: To make “Leaving no one behind” a reality
Kazuhiro Yoshida - Hiroshima University, Paula Razquin - Hiroshima University / University of San Andrés, Shinichiro Tanaka - Japan International Cooperation Agency, Yuto Kitamura - The University of Tokyo
Delivering Economic Value and Societal Cohesion through “Good Jobs”
Bhushan Sethi - PwC US, Justine Brown - PwC UK, Stefanie Goldberg - PwC US
Minding the Gaps in Digital Financial Education Strategies
Peter J. Morgan - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Bihong Huang - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Trinh Q. Long - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Rebuilding the Livelihoods of Forcibly Displaced Populations Using Digital Financial Inclusion
Angela Lyons - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut
Overcoming Gender Disparity in Cybersecurity Profession
Muhammad Khurram Khan - Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Implementing a National Data Strategy: The Need for Innovative Public Consultations
Blayne Haggart - Brock University, Natasha Tusikov - Department of Social Science, York University, Toronto
Data Standards Task Force for Digital Cooperation
Michel Girard - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Standards for the Digital Economy: Creating an Architecture for Data Collection, Access and Analytics
Michel Girard - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Standards for Cybersecure IoT Devices: A Way Forward
Michel Girard - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Rethinking Policy in a Digital World
Rohinton P. Medhora - CIGI
Resilience Under Crisis: Proposals and Considerations for Regional and Other Trade Agreements
Anton Malkin - CIGI, Craig Wilson - OS MicroTrends, Dan Ciuriak - CIGI, Derek Ireland - Arthur Kroeger College, Carleton University Ottawa, Guy Stanley - Foresight Synergy Network, University of Ottawa

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