Project Leader: Dr. Parthasarathi Shome
Commencement: July 2012
Completion: June 2013
Funded by: Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
After successful completion of the “Research Programme on G20 Issues” funded by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India for the period February 2011 to January 2012, the programme has been extended for a second year from July 2012 to June 2013 to support policy formulation and capacity building, improve knowledge, produce original research, and contribute substantially to India’s negotiating positions at the G20 forum.
The issues identified for the second phase of the programme include: (i) clear and dynamic understanding of ongoing global developments in multiple fora with reference to the G20 countries, including India’s own position; (ii) building on the current positions and understanding, including identifying and clarifying issues taken up in the G20 for consideration within these topics and new topics, as and when they are raised in the G20, and implications of the decisions in the G20 and international fora for India; (iii) development of Indian perspectives and negotiating positions on matters being deliberated within the G20; and (iv) issues important to other countries and groupings, including an understanding of differing country positions on such issues that should be raised by India in the G20.
Dr. Shankar Acharya will be advisor to the project..