Give the World Hope: G20 Leadership for People-Centered Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

In 2016, under China’s presidency, the G20 can send credible signals that will reassure global decision-makers and global publics alike. The G20, hosted by China, can initiate a number of meaningful reforms for a people-centered global governance architecture. The WG also believes the G20 can improve the operation of the global economy. China can offer leadership in this setting: G20 leaders can enhance the connections with their publics through a ‘people-centered’ strategy; investment for macro-economic growth policies in the short run; and equality-enhancing and sustainability initiatives for all in the long run.

In this context, Zhejiang University hosted a major international conference, “Vision 20: International Summit on Global Governance’s New Frontiers: How Can the G20 Take a Proactive Role in 2016”, from March 31 – April 1, 2016, co-sponsored by the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. The conference organizers brought together over 50 senior government officials, prominent policy analysts, and academics (including Pascal Lamy, Bertrand Badré, Justin Yifu Lin, Paul Martin, Mahendra Siregar, Michael Callaghan, He Yafei, and Masahiro Kawai, as well as policy leaders from CCIEE, Shanghai Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, and Zhejiang University) from China, Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia and other countries. After the conference, a working group and an advisory group were created to draft this short report.

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