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Development policy initiatives during the German G20 presidency


On 1 December 2016, Germany assumed the G20 presidency, which it will hold for one year.

The German government has chosen the slogan "Shaping an interconnected world" for its presidency. This is based on three thematic pillars:

  • Building resilience
  • Improving sustainability
  • Assuming responsibility

The German Development Ministry (BMZ) has played a big part in defining the German G20 programme, as all three pillars are closely related to development cooperation.

In the field of information and communication technologies (ICTs), there are two initiatives that will make an important contribution to the development policy agenda of the German G20 presidency:

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