Doing the Doughnut at the G20?

December 5, 2018
For the G20 and this week’s big climate change gabfest in Poland, Kate Raworth pulled together this smart piece on where the world’s countries have got to on living inside the doughnut, and where the burgeoning band of doughnut economists have got to in turning Kate’s big idea into a practical tool. It originally appeared on her Exploring Doughnut Economics

Reformers v lobbyists: where have we got to on tackling corporate tax dodging?

May 9, 2014
The rhythm of NGO advocacy and campaigning sometimes makes it particularly hard to work on complicated issues, involving drawn-out negotiations where bad guys have more resources and staying power than we do. Campaigns on trade, climate change, debt relief etc often follow a similar trajectory – a big NGO splash as a new issue breaks, then activists realize they need

G-8? G-20? G-2? G-0? Who’s in charge in a world in motion? And what does it mean for INGOs?

June 25, 2013
I’ve got my head down doing some reading n writing, but luckily I am besieged by offers of guest posts, a lot of them v good. Here’s one from Oxfam International’s Advocacy and Campaigns Associate Martin Hall “Ain’t never gonna be what it was” – Little Big Roy, The Wire What with the G8 summit just past, the G20 summit

What's going on with global inequality? Let's ask Andy Sumner……

January 23, 2012

How the G20 is failing on inequality

January 19, 2012

Robin Hood, the G20 and the Greek debt crisis – what came out of last week's summit?

November 7, 2011

G20 rap curtain-raiser – Tap Dat A$$et from MC Moneypenney

November 2, 2011

How can advocacy NGOs respond to the global meltdown? FP2P Flashback

August 19, 2011

Verdict on G20 food summit? Dismal, please try harder

June 24, 2011

Living on a spike – how are high food prices actually experienced by people living in poverty?

June 22, 2011

How is the G20 shaping up as the new global steering committee?

November 11, 2010
The G20 summit takes place in Seoul today and tomorrow, the first such gathering in a non-G8 country. I’ve been following the G20 process from a distance and it’s fascinating – here’s a few reflections. The moment: the financial crisis of 2008/9 saw the G8 publicly hand over the reins of international coordination to the G20. What happens next? Will it

Do loose networks like the G20 strengthen or weaken developing country voice?

January 14, 2010
Networks are (yet) another development buzzword, contrasting with markets and hierarchies. They are proliferating in the international arena, as well as in academic literature – how many ‘Gs’ can you name apart from the G20 and the G8? What’s the difference? According to ‘Networks of Influence? Developing countries in a Networked Global Order‘, edited by Leonardo Martinez-Diaz and Ngaire Woods,