In December 2018, Argentina will assume the rotating presidency of the G-20, the forum representing the 20 largest economies in the world. Argentina will have the unique opportunity to influence the agenda of the summit and create long-lasting impacts on global economic policy.
On September 7-8, 2017, at the request of the Argentine Ministry of Treasury, the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, in cooperation with the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and economist Miguel Kiguel of Torcuato di Tella University, convened a closed-door brainstorming workshop to address the key challenges confronting the G-20 finance track in the lead up to Argentina’s Presidency.
The event brought together technical experts from Argentina, the broader Latin America region, and international organizations, to focus on two critical questions: (1) How to adapt to the changing nature of work, especially as pertains to managing the fiscal implications of technology- and trade-induced structural change, and (2) How to mobilize private finance for infrastructure investment and build infrastructure as an asset class. These discussions contributed to Argentina’s policy thinking as it heads into its presidency, and the two issues discussed have gone on to become priorities for the Argentine finance track.