The Development Working Group was created in 2010 with a double purpose: to establish an agenda for development and poverty reduction at G20 in coordination with other working groups; and to engage developing countries, non-members of the G20, especially those with lower development levels, in the works of G20.

In 2016, after the creation of the Adis Abeba Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the members of G20 adopted, in Hangzhou, the “Agenda 2030 Action Plan for Sustainable Development”, which designated the WG as the coordinating instance of actions for sustainable development in G20.

About the WG

One of the main goals of the G20 Development WG during the Brazilian presidency will be to promote the debate on social inclusion and reduction of inequalities — one of the central items of the Brazilian presidency of the G20, included in the Agenda 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goal 10 (SDG10). 

Another priority item will be basic sanitation, which still poses a great challenge for developing countries. The Brazilian presidency of the G20 intends to generate a political impulse to provide more focus on the need for investments in this sector, equally present in the international discussions of the Agenda 2030 (SDG 6: Access to water and sanitation to all — one of the focuses of the High-Level Political Forum of 2023). 

Finally, the WG will make efforts in Trilateral Cooperation (SDG 17) to bring decisions from public policies (Sherpa Track) closer to the financial sources (Finance Track) with the objective of expanding partnership arrangements, forms of contribution and financing aimed at sustainable development actions. Brasil has unique traits and capabilities in this sense, and this initiative would tend to the requests and contributions of the G20 engagement groups.


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