Information and communication technologies

Development policy initiatives during the German G20 presidency

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

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

  • Building resilience
  • Improving sustainability
  • Assuming responsibility

The German Development Ministry (BMZ) 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 made an important contribution to the development policy agenda of the German G20 presidency:

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