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ERIA Becomes Member of the Council for Global Problem-Solving

24 July 2019

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Jakarta, 24 July 2019: As of July 2019, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has become a member of the Council for Global Problem-Solving (CGP), a circle of world-class think tanks and research institutions committed to providing long-term policy advice to the G20 and associated international organisations.

The CGP works outside the official processes of the G20 and related international fora, but it supports these efforts by providing information, analysis of policy proposals and monitoring progress on policy implementation.  It is also meant to become an important resource for other G20 groups seeking a research-based exchange of ideas on global challenges,  taking into account past policy experiences and sensitive to global interdependencies.

The members of CGP fulfill the following requirements; (1) Generate world-class research relevant to G20 problems, (2) Seek to provide advice to the G20 on a long-term basis, (3) Have access to relevant policy makers in their own countries, as well as at the international level, and (4) Have strong contacts to other think tanks of the Think Tank 20. The primary responsibility of  CGP member institutions lies in the identification and addressing of major transnational problems, the formulation of recommendations and visions, the communication of these proposals to potential implementers and monitoring the resulting progress.

The CGP member list includes leading think tanks, academic institutions, and policy making organisations (in their research and advisory capacities), in the spirit of global citizenship.  Council members are chosen with a view to mobilising best thinking and best practice worldwide to work together in overcoming problems. Other than ERIA, prominent  members of CGP include the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS,  the OECD Policy Studies Branch, the Oxford Martin School, The Brookings Institution, L’Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), and the Korea Development Institute (KDI). The work of the CGP members is organised into thematic networks, in which its members work together to produce and discuss new research. These networks support the Task Forces of the T20 and other G20/G7 groups to produce Policy Briefs, which are submitted to the relevant policy makers and related international fora.

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