G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force

The G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force will aim to enhance B20-G20 engagement effectiveness. It will thus focus on advancing implementation of G20 commitments on B20 priorities at national levels through tracking G20 performance and establishment of effective mechanisms for G20 governments' and business communities' engagement.

The G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force will support development and endorsement of actionable recommendations aligned with the members' countries contexts and G20 key objective of generating strong, sustainable and balanced global growth.

 

A special B20 Task Force on Advocacy and Impact was established in the Mexican G20 Presidency to coordinate the process of recommendations development, monitor progress and enhance impact of B20 recommendations and G20 decisions by tracking and promoting their implementation in G20 members. The Russian B20 Presidency will take up the challenge by going further with these efforts through G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force actions.

The G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force will aim to enhance B20-G20 engagement effectiveness. It will thus focus on advancing implementation of G20 commitments on B20 priorities at national levels through tracking G20 performance and establishment of effective mechanisms for G20 governments', civil society and business communities' engagement.


The G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force will support development and endorsement of actionable recommendations aligned with the members' countries contexts and G20 key objective of generating strong, sustainable and balanced global growth.

To ensure continuity and consistency the Task Force will build on the experience generated within B20 Troika: Mexico – Russia – Australia, and outline B20 strategy for the next three years.


Assessment of B20-G20 engagement effectiveness will focus on two dimensions: B20 recommendations influence on the G20 decisions and G20 members compliance with the B20 related commitments. The G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force report findings and recommendations will help advance the dialogue in other B20 Task Forces.

A draft report will be produced for the B20 Summit to be held on June 20-21. Following the discussion and consultations the report will be updated, key findings and recommendations will be presented to the G20 leaders in the run up to the G20 summit.

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Chairman: Alexander Shokhin, RSPP President, Russia B20 Chairman

Alexander N. Shokhin was born 25 December, 1951 in the Arkhangelsk Region.

Graduated from the Economical Faculty of the Moscow State University in 1974.

From 1974 to 1987 he worked with several research institutions associated with the USSR Academy of Sciences, the USSR State Planning Committee and the USSR State Labor Committee.

From 1987-1991 Mr. Shokhin was Economic Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Twice, in 1991-1994 and in 1998, he held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 he also held positions of Minister of Labor, Minister of Economics, Chairman of the Russian Agency for International Cooperation and Development, and Russian governor at the IMF and the World Bank. On behalf of the Russian government he represented Russia in the international negotiations on Soviet-era debt. Additionally, he represented the President of the Russian Federation in Russia's relations with the G7 countries.

From 1994 to 2002 Mr. Shokhin was a Deputy of the State Duma, where he occupied the posts of First Vice Chairman of the State Duma, leader of the Duma party bloc 'Our Home is Russia', Head of the Duma Committee on Credit Institutions and Capital Markets.

1995 - President of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Chairman of the Department for Theory and Practice of Interaction between Business and Government

From 2002 to 2006 Mr. Shokhin was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Group "Renaissance Capital".

Since 2005 – President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

In 2005 he became a member of the RF Public Chamber and the Chairman of its Commission for Competitiveness, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Issues.

2007 – Permanent member of the Russian part of the Russian-French Council on Economic, Financial, Industrial and Trade Matters (CEFIQ)

2008 - President of the RSPP International Council for Cooperation and Investment.

2008 – Chairman of the Coordinating Council of Employers' Unions of Russia (CCEUR)

2008 – Employers' Coordinator with the Russian Tripartite Commission on Regulations of Social and Labour Relations

2008 – 'United Russia' Supreme Council's Commissions on Industry and Entrepreneurship

2009 – President of the Russia-US Council on Business Cooperation (RUSBC)

Mr. Shokhin is a member of several deliberative bodies under the Russian President and Government, including the Presidential Commission for Creating Pool of Public Managers, the Prime Minister Council for Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, the Governmental Commission for Transport and Communications, the Governmental Commission for Administrative Reform, the Commission for Legislative Drafting; Commission for Hi-Tech and Innovations; Commission for Development of Small and Medium Businesses.

Mr. Shokhin is an Independent Board member of several companies including, TNK-BP Ltd., OAO Lukoil, OAO 'RZhD' ('Russian Railways'), OAO TMK.

For his role in the advancement of Russian Industry Mr. Shokhin has been awarded the Order of Merit for Country of the IV Degree. He is also a Companion of Honour and a holder of other honorary distinctions, including the Order of St. Blessed Prince Daniel of Moscow of the II Degree, the Order of St. Blessed Peter and Fevronia of Murom of the I Degree, the Diamond Order of Public Esteem, the Russian Security Council National Security Medal and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Contribution to International Cooperation Decoration.

Mr. Shokhin is married and has a son, a daughter and three grandchildren.

Mr. Shokhin is Doctor of Economics, Professor.

Review "How B20 recommendations translate into G20 decisions"

The G20-B20 dialogue should be instrumental in enhancing G20 efficiency by both responding to business interests and concerns and engaging the private sector in generating growth and jobs. The investment made in the dialogue by both business and governments warrants an independent, unbiased and rigorous analysis of what has been achieved and what lessons should be learned. In the run up to the B20 mini anniversary of its fifth summit, the B20 Task Force on G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency initiated a review of all B20 recommendations made since Toronto and their impact on G20 decision-making as reflected in the G20 documents. 

The report is not meant to criticize or assess either the G20 or B20. Its purpose is to review the progress of G20-B20 engagement, identify what works, support continuity of B20 efforts on the key areas of policy coordination with the G20, and help in developing B20 recommendations for future G20 actions. To ensure quality and independence, as agreed in the B20 Los Cabos recommendations, the report has been produced by an international network of scholars under the leadership of the International Organizations Research Institute of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (IORI HSE) and the G20 Research Group at the University of Toronto in the run-up to the B20 Summit in Saint Petersburg in June 2013. Responsibility for this report's contents lies exclusively with the authors and analysts of the IORI HSE and their partners at the G20 Research Group. To ensure accuracy, comprehensiveness and integrity, we encourage comments and feedback, which can be sent to LarionovaMV@b20russia.com.

Recommendations 

There are good examples of B20 leadership and success stories. B20 can build upon its own best practices. This will require three qualities. First, B20 capability to identify current and emerging challenges G20 face, to define B20 priorities related to these challenges and to agree on a select number of issues B20 would advocate. Second, B20 awareness of G20 members' national circumstances and understanding if G20 consensus may be forged on B20 recommendations. Third, B20 capacity to coordinate and consolidate positions across presidencies, B20 consistency and continuity on the issues they prioritize, especially where recommendations fall beyond the G20 core agenda. B20 Task Force on G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency put forward draft recommendations aimed at ensuring continuity, efficiency and sustainability of B20 – G20 engagement.

Catalogue

Catalogue of B20 Recommendations Made since Toronto review has been produced by the Task Force on B20 G20 Dialogue Efficiency to support continuity of B20 efforts on the key areas of policy coordination with G20 by consolidating B20 members' individual wisdom into an institutional memory. The catalogue presents the results of assessment of the G20 recommendations impact on G20 decision making as reflected in the G20 documents. 

• Enhance impact of B20 recommendations on G20 decisions on economic growth

• Advance implementation of G20 commitments on B20 priorities at national levels through tracking G20 performance and a permanent cooperation mechanism with G20 governments

• Establish effective mechanisms for G20 governments' and business communities' engagement

• Support development and endorsement of actionable recommendations aligned with the members' countries contexts and G20 key objective of generating strong, sustainable and balanced global growth

• Transfer lessons learned within B20 Troika: Mexico – Russia – Australia

• Outline B20 strategy for the next three years

G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force Priorities and Outputs

As one of the steps towards coordination we propose for consideration of the Task Forces members several main principles for recommendations selection and advancement and a template for prioritizing the proposals. The principles draw on
B20 Advocacy and Impact Task Force recommendations and Key Priorities of the G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force.

Proposal for Developing B20 Recommendations

To enable selection of recommendations that are aligned with the G20 agenda with due consideration of actions G20 is already undertaking, the G20 - B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force provides the report "Mapping G20 Decisions Implementation: How the G20 is delivering on the Decisions made" on priority areas of the G20 cooperation. 

G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency Task Force Events and Outputs in 2013 

Date

Event

Place

Activities and Outputs

January 23-27

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013

Davos

TF7 Chairman's working meetings and participation in sessions.

February 

(according to the TFs schedules)

Bi lateral meetings of B20 TFs chairs with G20 Working Groups coordinators from the Russian side 

Bi lateral meetings of B20 TFs chairs with Civil20 Working Groups co-chairs 

Moscow

Discussion of B20-G20-Civil 20 coordination mechanisms

March 3-4

G20 Sherpas' Meeting

Moscow

TF7 Chairman's address on the B20-G20-Civil 20 coordination mechanism.

Draft report "How B20 Recommendations Translate into G20 Decisions" sent for consultations.

March 12

TF7 meeting / conference call

Moscow / remotely

Discussion of TF7 priorities, expected outputs and timeline, draft programme of the Round Table "B20 G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs"

March 18-22

Week of Russian Business

Moscow

TF7 Chairman's address.

Discussion of draft TFs' recommendations.

March 22

Round Table "B20 G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs"

Moscow

Draft  recommendations for the G20 leaders for Saint-Petersburg summit

The B20-G20-Civil20 coordination mechanism outline

B20 strategy for the next three presidencies outline

April 2-4

XIV HSE April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

Moscow

TF7 Chairman's address (tbc).

April 26

B20 Steering Committee Meeting

Moscow

Discussion of the B20 draft synthesized Report and recommendations.

May 13

TF7 meeting / conference call

Moscow / remotely

Discussion of the B20 draft synthesized Report and recommendations 

May 18-19

G20 Sherpas' Meeting

St. Petersburg

Presentation of the report on "How G20 complies with Commitments on B20 Priorities" for consultations.

June 20-21

B20 Summit; St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

TF7 meeting

St. Petersburg

TF7 Chairman, co-chairs and Sherpa's addresses and presentations.

B20 Report and Recommendations for G20 discussion

Presentation and discussion of the Final Report 'From Toronto to Saint Petersburg: Assessing B20 G20 Engagement Effectiveness' (How B20 Recommendations Translate into G20 Decisions" and "How G20 complies with Commitments on B20 Priorities").

July 25-26

G20 Sherpas' Meeting

St. Petersburg

B20 Final Report and Recommendations presentation to the G20 sherpas 

September 5-6

G20 Summit

St. Petersburg

B20 Vision of Priorities for G20-B20 Future Engagement (2014 – 2016)

October 23-24

G20 Sherpas' Meeting

Moscow

Presentation of Reflections on B20 G20 dialogue efficiency in the Russian Presidency through the prism of St. Petersburg summit documents.

Presentation of Proposals to the Australian G20 Presidency and B20 Chair

 

Report “From Toronto to Saint Petersburg: Assessing G20-B20 Engagement Effectiveness”

The report “From Toronto to Saint Petersburg: Assessing G20-B20 Engagement Effectiveness” was prepared in the framework of the B20 Task Force on G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency activities. G20-B20 Dialogue should be instrumental in enhancing G20 efficiency by both responding to the business interests and concerns and engaging private sector in generating growth and jobs. B20 (G20 Business Summit) was first initiated by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) on the eve of the Toronto summit in June 2010. To date four B20 meetings, including the one in Toronto, have been organized each putting forward recommendations for G20 leaders: in Seoul in November 2010, in Cannes in November 2011, and in Los Cabos in June 2012.

Round Table “B20 G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs”

The round table “B20 G20 Partnership for Growth and Jobs” was organized by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) in the framework of the Week of Russian Business on 22 March 2013. The round table brought together members of the B20 Task Force on G20-B20 Dialogue Efficiency, as well as members of the “Troika plus” mechanism, chairs, co-chairs, sherpas and representatives of the other B20 Task Forces.

B20 at World Economic Forum in Davos

The annual World Economic Forum is scheduled to take place in Swiss Davos between Jan 23 and 27 of this year. The forum will focus on the world's most topical economic, political, and social issues.

RSPP President/Chairman of the B20 Steering Committee Alexander Shokhin met BCG Chairman Hans-Paul Buerkner

RSPP Chairman Alexander Shokhin met Mr. Hans-Paul Buerkner, Chairman of the Boston Consulting Group on January 17, 2013. The meeting was also attended by RSPP Vice President, B20 Sherpa Oleg Preksin and BCG Principal Sergei Perapechka.

RSPP President/Chairman of the B20 Steering Committee Alexander Shokhin spoke at 2013 Gaidar Forum

January 16, 2013 Alexander Shokhin, President of RSPP, took part in a round table called "G20 answers to global challenges" as part of international scientific and practical conference "Russia and the World: integration challenges" at 2013 Gaidar Forum.

Sherpa Marina Larionova
Higher School of Economics, Professor, Head of International Organisations Research Institute (IORI)
E-mail: mlarionova@hse.ru
Tel: +7 (495) 624-26-48

Coordinator Mark Rakhmangulov
Higher School of Economics, Deputy Director of IORI Global Governance Research Center
Email: MRakhmangulov@hse.ru
Tel: +7 (495) 623-14-89

 




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