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The heads of state and government of the world’s seven leading advanced economies (G7) and 20 major economic and political powers (G20) meet annually at the invitation of the country holding the presidency that year.

G7 finance ministers meeting in London

The lat­est meet­ing of G7 fi­nance min­is­ters and cen­tral bank gov­er­nors took place in Lon­don on 4–5 June, with a fo­cus on “Build Back Bet­ter”. This was the first in-per­son Fi­nance Track meet­ing un­der the UK’s G7 pres­i­den­cy. The lead­ing items on the agen­da in­clud­ed in­ter­na­tion­al tax pol­i­cy, cli­mate change and the en­vi­ron­ment, vac­cine sup­ply, and sup­port for low-in­come coun­tries. The fi­nance min­is­ters and cen­tral bank gov­er­nors pub­lished a joint com­mu­niqué out­lin­ing the event’s main out­comes.


G20 Finance Track: Documents

While the G20’s de­ci­sions are not legal­ly bind­ing, its mem­bers make vol­un­tary com­mit­ments which car­ry con­sid­er­able po­lit­i­cal weight. We have put to­geth­er an overview of the com­mu­niqués from the meet­ings of fi­nance min­is­ters and cen­tral bank gov­er­nors, as well as some key doc­u­ments and sum­mit dec­la­ra­tions is­sued since 2008. These doc­u­ments are avail­able for down­load in PDF for­mat.


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Group of 7

The Group of Sev­en (G7)/Group of Eight (G8) is an in­for­mal fo­rum of the world’s lead­ing economies. The heads of state and gov­ern­ment of these coun­tries for­mu­late joint po­si­tions on glob­al pol­i­cy is­sues when they meet for an­nu­al sum­mits.


Group of 20

The Group of 20 com­pris­es the 19 lead­ing ad­vanced and emerg­ing economies plus the Eu­ro­pean Union. Formed in 1999, the G20 is the main fo­rum for dis­cussing the in­ter­na­tion­al reg­u­la­to­ry frame­work.

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G20 Presidency 2021

Italy has held the pres­i­den­cy of the Group of 20 since 1 De­cem­ber 2020. For more in­for­ma­tion, please re­fer to the web­site main­tained by the host coun­try.


g20 G20 Compact with Africa

The Com­pact with Africa was ini­ti­at­ed un­der the Ger­man G20 Pres­i­den­cy to pro­mote pri­vate in­vest­ment in Africa, in­clud­ing in in­fras­truc­ture. Its pri­ma­ry ob­jec­tive is to in­crease at­trac­tive­ness of pri­vate in­vest­ment.