The T20 Process

The T20 group is an established and nevertheless open network of research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries. The T20 group provides evidence-based policy advice to the G20 leaders, facilitates interaction among its members and the policy community, while also engaging with the broader public on issues of global importance.

The T20 group develops policy recommendations within ten thematic task forces which are published as policy briefs. The T20 group works in close cooperation with G20 policy makers through the task forces, its workshops and conferences.

The T20 group publishes analytical and opinion pieces by high-level experts on key issues with a view to the G20 summits.

During 2016 and 2017, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) coordinated the T20 process during the German presidency.

Task Force on Migration (TFM)

One of the ten thematic task forces, the Task Force on Migration provides innovative, dispassionate and research-based policy recommendations to the G20 (and beyond) on how to empower migrants.

In 2016, the focus was on forced Migration, and policy interventions to ensure that the basic needs of forced migrants are met in host countries outside the EU – including by encouraging economic self-reliance through legal work and access to public services.

Beyond policy interventions in countries of first asylum, the task force also considered supporting measures at the international level.