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24
Mar
2017
Sustainable Infrastructure Roundtable

Emerging markets are already the largest global infrastructure investors, while at the same time facing the largest investment needs. The scale of the challenge to deliver on the quantity and quality of infrastructure in emerging economies is unprecedented. Ensuring the sustainability of these investments will give impetus to the development paths of emerging economies and will make or break the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and global climate commitments. There are various global initiatives to drive sustainable infrastructure forward.…

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Berlin, Germany
Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

23
Mar
2017
Workshop on Sustainable Infrastructure Convening the Conveners

The first of its kind joint workshop of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) in Berlin on March 23rd brought together 30 initiatives and organisations on how to better cooperate on promoting sustainability in infrastructure projects. 70 percent of future greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries will come from infrastructure assets which have not yet been built. Thus we face the double challenge of closing the infrastructure gap in developing countries and emerging markets and…

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Berlin, Germany

Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

28
Apr
2017
Webinar Results: Bridging the Digital Divide – Skills for the New Age and Measuring Digital Literacy

To share the research results and underlying ideas of the T20 Policy Briefs on digital skills and literacy, HSRC hosted an online presentation on “Bridging the Digital Divide: Skills for the New Age & Measuring Digital Literacy”. The seminar was streamed online, on April 28th 2017. The presentations held can be found here: Digital Literacy Digital Skills The policy briefs accepted by the T20 Advisory Board and supported by the Economic Policy Forum can be accessed here: Bridging the Digital…

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Cape Town, South Africa

Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy

20
Mar
2017
Women20 Argentina: Launch and Event on Digitalisaton

In the light of the upcoming Argentine G20 presidency, Women20 Argentina (#W20ARG) launched the first G20 engagement group dialogue meeting in Buenos Aires on March 20th and 21st. The two-day conference and dialogue forum was facilitated and supported by the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) as well as the German Embassy in Argentina. EMSD also serves as W20 Germany’s international implementation partner. The Argentine think tank Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC, Center…

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy

28
Feb
2017
G20 Engagement Group Dialogue on Digitalization

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) team facilitated a meeting convened by the Women20 engagement group of the G20, at the GIZ Representative Office in Berlin, Germany, on Feb 28th, focusing on digitalization and bringing together all  G20 engagement groups. With digitalization being one of the focus topics of Germany’s G20 presidency, the engagement groups – namely business (B20), civil society (C20), trade unions (L20), science (S20), think tanks (T20),  and women (W20)- got together to exchange on their respective positions and…

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Berlin, Germany
Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy

30
Nov
2016
T20 Task Force on Forced Migration Kick-off in Berlin

On 30 November, EPF co-organized the kick-off workshop of the T20 (Think20) Task Force on Forced Migration (TFFM) which took up its mission under the German G20 Presidency in Berlin. TFFM’s goal is to propose innovative, dispassionate and evidence-based policy options to policy makers of the G20 and beyond. The options to be presented are to reflect the diversity of the G20/T20, and take into consideration the needs of both G20 countries and non-G20 countries alike in the spirit of providing global…

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Berlin, Germany
Policy Initiative:
Other

26
Jul
2016
SAIIA-EPF Business Breakfast on Regional Drivers and Barriers to Business

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Southern-African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) held a Business Breakfast Discussion on 'Regional Drivers and Barriers to Business' where the results of the joint research of EPF members on regional integration were presented by SAIIA. The final policy paper 'Drivers of Regional Integration: Value Chains, Investment and New Forms of Co-operation' was launched and discussed by a wide range of businesses, particularly businesses active in mining, pharmaceutical,…

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31
Oct
2016
Think Week on “The Digital Economy – Pathways for the Global Sustainability Agenda”

Economic Policy Forum (EPF) hosted this year’s Think Week from October 31st – Nov 3rd, 2016, in Beijing, focusing on ‘The Digital Economy – Pathways for the Global Sustainability Agenda’. During two days of roundtable discussions sustainability-related challenges and benefits of the digital economy were debated. The participants discussed about equal distributions of digital dividends and overall societal effects, regulatory challenges and necessities, along with environmental aspects that need to be factored in. All was rounded off with perspectives from leading…

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Beijing, China
Policy Initiative:
Digital Economy
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