Infrastructure finance: Can democracy prevail in the global policy debate?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jul 1, 2015


What is the influence the Group of 20 in the economic policy debate and how is it exerted? An article by RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari explains how this informal entity with restricted membership has been able to influence and pre-empt outcomes in a formal, universal membership institution such as the UN. The article, appeared in the G20 Update newsletter published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, illustrates the argument by focusing on the debate on a proposed infrastructure initiative within the United Nations. (Photo credit: CC/Flickr/Rod with additional graphic work: Heinrich Boell Foundation)