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Shadow G8 Meeting, New York 2007

February 8, 2007

The Shadow G8 brought together a small group of leading thinkers from a diverse group of countries to grade the past performance of the G8, highlight issues that have been left off the table, and reformulate issues that are already on the table.

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A diverse group of concerned citizens from around the world (including former government officials and leading economists) met at Columbia University on February 9 2007, under the sponsorship of the Initiative of Policy Dialogue, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and Erlassjahr, grade the past performance of the G8, highlight issues that have been left off the table, and how the leaders of the G-8, meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany on June 6-8, 2007, might most effectively reformulate the issues.

We considered the announced agenda of growth with responsibility, what might or should be included in that agenda, and what we considered to be the minimum aspirations - the bar that the leaders should set for themselves in advancing this important agenda. We also considered the issues that risk being left off that agenda. There was a remarkable degree of consensus among the group.

  • KY Amoako
    Task Force Member
    Executive Director
    African Center for Economic Transformation
  • Meghnad Desai
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    London School of Economics
  • Jean-Paul Fitoussi
    Task Force Member
    Professor of Economics
    Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
  • Heiner Flassbeck
    Task Force Member
    Chief Economist, Director of Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
    UNCTAD
  • Mauro Gallegati
    Task Force Member
    Professor
    Economics Department
    Universita' Politecnica delle Marche
  • Stephany Griffith-Jones
    Task Force Chair
    Financial Markets Program Director
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Hilde F. Johnson
    Task Force Member
    Senior Adviser to the President
    African Development Bank
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram
    Task Force Member
    Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development
    United Nations
  • Inge Kaul
    Task Force Member
    Adjunct professor
    Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
  • Justin Y. Lin
    Task Force Member
    Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics
    The World Bank
  • Johannes Linn
    Task Force Member
    Executive Director
    Wolfensohn Center for Development, The Brookings Institution
  • Paul Martin
    Task Force Member
    former Prime Minister
    Canada
  • Manuel Montes
    Task Force Member
    Senior Advisor
    Finance and Development
    The South Centre
  • Akbar Noman
    Task Force Member
    Senior Policy Fellow
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • José Antonio Ocampo
    Task Force Chair
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)
  • Patricia Reindl
    Task Force Member
    Office Manager
    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung New York
  • Frank Schroeder
    Task Force Member
    Senior Economist
    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung New York
  • Go Shimada
    Task Force Member
    Senior Research Fellow
    Research Program Division
    JICA Research Institute
  • Juergen Stetten
    Task Force Member
    Executive Director, New York Office
    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung New York
  • Joseph Stiglitz
    Task Force Member
    Co-President
    Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)