The future relevance of the current global economic governance architecture will depend on whether these global institutions become more inclusive and efficient, particularly by promoting a diverse and constructive dialogue with emerging powers and other middle-ranking developing states. Against this background, SAIIA, with other partners, organised a conference examining the role of emerging powers in reforming global economic governance institutions. This event preceded the G20 Finance meeting that was chaired by South Africa in November 2007.
Below are some of the presentations from the ‘Emerging Powers and their Role in Global Economic Governance: Impetus for Reform’ conference.
- Role of regional initiatives in reshaping the architecture of global economic governance by Philip Buyskes, International Finance, Development Bank of Southern Africa.
- Potential Cooperation Opportunities in Africa by Dr Gu Yang, China Development Bank.
- Reflections on Governance Adaptation by the South in Global Economic Institutions – Case Study of the WTO by Vincente Yu, South Centre, Geneva.