The G20: Overestimated and underperforming Drawing a balance of the G20 achievements four years after the crash Peter Wahl

This paper analyses the performance of the G20 since the Pittsburgh Summit. It is argued that financial reforms which were not deep enough, came too slow and too late and the geo-political reconfiguration of the international system are some of the reasons explaining the poor performance of the G20. It also discusses the issue whether the mandate of the G20 should be restricted to economic issues or be expanded for instance to environment and development.

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