This book analyses the importance of the G20 to India, its role so far, and how it can leverage its presidency year to be an influential author of new global rules.
In 2023, India will be the President of the G20 Summit, the world’s most influential multilateral economic forum. For countries like India, the G20 is a unique global institution, where developed and developing countries have equal stature. This creates opportunities to showcase their global political, economic and intellectual leadership, have a significant impact on the global economic governance agenda and make it more inclusive. This volume discusses how the Presidency year gives India the opportunity to ‘… hold the pen, write the rules’ and lead the G20 year intellectually, financially, managerially and administratively. It provides a ringside view of India’s path to the G20 Presidency and examines issues such as the core agenda of the G20; explains the significance of forums like T20, B20, and their proliferations; India’s journey as a marginal player in the G20 to its current status; issue of dedicated leadership and management; and India’s Agenda for 2023.
Topical, timely, important and lucidly written, this book in The Gateway House Guide to India in the 2020s series will be key reading for scholars and researchers of economics, multilaterals, global governance, strategic studies, defence studies, SAARC, UN Studies, foreign policy, international relations, international economics and international trade, as well as interest to policymakers, diplomats, career bureaucrats, and professionals working with think tanks, academia and multilateral agencies, and business.
Table of Contents
1. What is the G20 and why is it important? 2. 2020: The G20’s virtual year 3. India in the G20: through the T20 lens 4. India’s G20 Agenda for 2023 5. Preparing India for the G20 Presidency 6. G20 today: At the cross-roads or marching to success?
Manjeet Kripalani is co-founder, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. Kripalani was India Bureau chief of Businessweek, worked at Worth and Forbes magazines, New York, and won several awards including Gerald Loeb, George Polk, Overseas Press Club, Daniel Pearl Awards. Kripalani was 2006-07 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, New York. She was deputy press secretary to U.S. Presidential candidate Steve Forbes in 1995; press secretary/advisor to Meera Sanyal, independent candidate, Lok Sabha, 2008, 2014. Kripalani holds bachelor’s degrees in law, English and History, Bombay University, India; Master's in International Affairs, Columbia University, New York, USA.