G-20 and Africa Monitor: new resource

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A new resource, the G-20 and Africa Monitor, assesses how well G-20 decision-makers have served African interests since the grouping was first established.

Global economic governance has become more complex over the past twenty years. As new issues and actors have emerged, global economic governance directly affects a broad range of state and non-state actors, many of whom were previously only indirectly affected by these matters.

Unfortunately, most of these stakeholders are not able to effectively participate in global economic governance decision-making. Currently, South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G-20. The limited number of assured African participants in the G-20 increases the risk of the G-20 paying insufficient attention to issues of concern to Africa or to the potential adverse impacts of their decisions and actions on Africa.

A new resource from the Global Economic Governance Africa (GEG-Africa) project, managed by SAIIA and the University of Pretoria, allows the user to analyse how well the G-20 has performed, with analysis available for all G-20 summits thus far.

Related Resources

Read these SAIIA papers:

The G-20 and Africa: A Critical Assessment, by Daniel Bradlow (April 2013)
The Burdens of Multilateral Engagement and Club Diplomacy for Middle-Income Countries: The Case of South Africa in the Brics and the G-20, by Mzukisi Qobo and Memory Dube (December 2012)
South Africa’s Role in the BRICS and the G-20: China’s View, by Wang Yong (December 2012)
Values Versus Interests in the G-20’s Global Economic Governance Effort: A South African Perspective, by Peter Draper (December 2012)

SAIIA also held a briefing on the G-20 for the media on 29 August 2013.

28 Aug 2013

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