G20 Meetings Review Responses to Pandemic, Discuss Role of Digital Technologies in Accelerating Recovery – IISD

Following virtual meetings in July 2020, the Group of 20 (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors issued a communiqué that acknowledges global economic activity is expected to contract sharply in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but underscores the Finance Ministers’ determination to “use all available policy tools to safeguard peoples’ lives, jobs and incomes” and accelerate the economic recovery effort.

Following virtual meetings in July 2020, the Group of 20 (G20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors issued a communiqué that acknowledges global economic activity is expected to contract sharply in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but underscores the Finance Ministers’ determination to “use all available policy tools to safeguard peoples’ lives, jobs and incomes” and accelerate the economic recovery effort. The G20 Digital Economy Minsters launched a Ministerial Declaration that emphasizes the role of connectivity and digital technologies in accelerating recovery from system shocks.

 

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met virtually on 18 July 2020. The communiqué endorses the G20 Action Plan resulting from the group’s April 2020 meeting, reiterates that the Action Plan is a “living document,” and points to headway already made since its initial endorsement. An annex to the July communiqué provides a status and progress report on the Plan’s 36 commitments clustered under five pillars:

  • Health response – saving lives;
  • Economic and financial response – support the vulnerable and maintain conditions for a strong recovery;
  • Returning to strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth once containment measures are lifted;
  • International support to countries in need; and
  • Lessons for the future.

 

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