Almost two thirds of the world’s population – some 4.7 billion people – live in a country represented at the annual G20 summit, which this year takes place in Osaka, Japan, 28 – 29 June.
G20 economies control 85 per cent of global GDP and over 75 per cent of global trade. Although there have recently been doubts about the ability of the G20 to find common ground in an age of increasing trade wars, isolationism and protectionism, the group’s global reach still makes it an important forum for shaping policy. Recent scandals make clear that the globalisation of world trade and finance has been accompanied by an internationalisation of corruption. The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG), which works with governments on their anti-corruption measures, therefore has the potential to be a very important partner in the fight for a more just world.
The ACWG is meeting in Mexico City this week, as