Development is one of the most crucial global challenges that the international community currently faces. In the last fifteen years, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have emerged as the reference paradigm to orientate the global development policy agenda. However, now that the time frame explicitly set for the MDGs is coming to an end, a post-MDG framework is required to maintain the momentum and inject new strength into global development efforts.
The Group of Twenty (G20) might be in an ideal position to take a leadership role in steering this debate on the post-MDG development framework. But asking the G20 to play such a central role in development is in itself a multifaceted challenge. Questions inevitably arise on how best to mainstream development in the G20 agenda, or how to design efficient and effective governance mechanisms. More generally, a careful reflexion on the potential role of the G20 in the global development process becomes necessary.
Griffith University and the Lowy Institute for International Policy jointly organize the “The G20 and Development” Conference these issues. Drawing on the international expertise of these two institutions as well as their network of national and international collaborations, the conference brings together a group of high profile speakers to discuss the broad question of the role of G20 in the process of global economic development.
The conference will take place on May 5, 2014 at the Rydges South Bank (Brisbane) and it is open to the public. Registration for this event has now closed.
Professor Fabrizio Carmignani
Discipline Head, Economics
Deputy Head (Research), Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
Griffith Business School
170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
Tel. +61 (07) 373 57628
Ms Maya Conway
Event & Communications Manager
Griffith G20 Committee
Phone: +61 7 373 54250