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Why the G20 keeps failing, and still matters

By Damien Cave

07 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. The G20 summit has been criticized for its lack of real-world results. Despite joint statements and resolutions, there are often no clear consequences when nations underperform, Damien Cave notes.

The annual G20 summit brings together world leaders in pursuit of a lofty goal: coordinating policy for the global economy.

But how much progress has the G20 made toward its ambitions? And what can be expected from this year’s meeting in India on Saturday and Sunday?

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