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06
Jun
2016
EPF-IISD ROUNDTABLE: Driving Sustainable Infrastructure Development and Finance – Building Blocks and Bottlenecks in Emerging Economies

Insufficient infrastructure has been highlighted as a key impediment to sustainable economic development and prosperity in many countries. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the establishment of a Global Infrastructure Forum in Addis Ababa and an Investment and Infrastructure Working Group within the G20, the international community seeks to improve international cooperation on closing the enormous investment and capacity gaps. A particular challenge consists in placing due focus on sustainable infrastructure, i.e. the development and implementation of projects that…

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Geneva, Schweiz
Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

25
Apr
2016
T20 Roundtable: International Development Financing System for Inclusive Growth. Partnership and Prosperity Issues in Developing Countries

By the time this year’s G20 Summit took place in Hangzhou, China, altogether eight official Think20 (T20) workshops have been held around the world as part of China’s G20 presidency. The T20 engagement group brings together leading think tanks which provide evidence-based recommendations for G20 decision-makers. During this year’s Chinese G20 Presidency, the Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), together with two other Chinese think tanks, has been mandated to coordinate T20 activities.…

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Lima, Peru
Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

14
Dec
2015
T20 Kick-Off Meeting

Members of the Economic Policy Forum participated in the T20 Kick-Off Meeting in Beijing at the start of the Chinese G20 presidency. The Institute of World Economics and Politics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (IWEP, CASS) is in the lead of organizing the T20 process, jointly with the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) and the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University (RDCY). During the meeting in Beijing, more than 500 delegates from international think tanks participated…

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Beijing, China
Policy Initiative:
Other

02
Nov
2015
Think Week 2015: Sustainable Infrastructure Development

The Economic Policy Forum hosted this year’s Think Week on November 02 – 06, 2015, in Beijing, focusing on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Development – Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Economies’. During two days of roundtable discussions issues such as incentivising investments, the role of the private sector for effective implementation, interregional corridors and quantifying sustainability were addressed. The workshop drew on the topic’s importance in the light of the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and a new international Climate…

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Beijing, China
Policy Initiative:
Sustainable Infrastructure

10
Aug
2015
G20 Think Tank Summit

  In preparation for the G20 presidency in 2016, the Renmin University for the third time hosted the G20 Think Tank Summit from July 30 to August 1 in Beijing. Organized by the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY), and with Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) as co-organizers, the conference intended to gauge…

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Beijing, China
Policy Initiative:
Other

15
Jul
2015
Roundtable on Financing Equitable & Effective Climate Action

In the lead-up to the negotiations at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), under the umbrella of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF), are organizing a series of round table policy dialogues in Paris, Dehli and New York, aiming to provoke a discussion among the influential members of the climate policy communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe with the aim to build…

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Paris, France
Policy Initiative:
Climate Action

21
May
2015
Seminar on Regional Integration and Value Chains at the BRICS Academic Forum 2015

In the run-up of the 7th BRICS Academic Forum in Moscow, members of the Economic Policy Forum met on 21 May 2015 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, to discuss and finalize the first round of publications on current challenges of regional economic integration and the creation of sustainable global value chains. The event was co-organized and hosted by the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Higher School of Economics (HSE). In the first…

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Moscow, Russia
Policy Initiative:
Regional Integration

18
May
2015
T20 Regional Seminar on Enhancing Innovation and International Technology Diffusion

EPF and TEPAV host Think20 Regional Seminar on Innovation and Technology Diffusion Experts agree on Key Messages and Recommendations for G20 Sherpas Under the umbrella of the Turkish Presidency of the G20, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) hosted a Think-20 Regional Seminar on “Enhancing Innovation and International Technology Diffusion” in Berlin on 18 and 19 May 2015. Among the 50 participants from 20 countries were policy experts and analysts on innovation…

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Berlin, Germany
Policy Initiative:
Innovation and Economic Diversification
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