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The BRICS Policy Center has been following the G20 process from its engagement with the T20 (think-tank engagement group) and in constant dialogue with the C20 (civil society engagement group). The BPC through its director, Marta Fernández, has joined the T20 National Advisory Council and is coordinating the Task Force on Reform of the International Financial Architecture through its associate researcher Ana Garcia. In addition, nine researchers from the Center are producing policy briefs for the T20 on various themes including the Care Economy, UN System Reform, Global Public Investments and more. These policy briefs will be discussed and validated with various actors through face-to-face, hybrid and virtual meetings.

Guide to Understanding the G20

The Guide to Understanding the G20 is the result of a partnership between the BRICS Policy Center (BPC), Jubileu Sul Brasil (Jubilee South Brazil), and Associação Nacional de ONGs (ABONG, or the National Association of NGOs). A collaborative effort with civil society organizations and networks, such as Rede Brasileira Pela Integração dos Povos (REBRIP, or the Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples) and Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC, or the Institute of Socioeconomic Studies). Among other things, this Guide aims to facilitate your journey through the complex universe of the G20, from the time of its creation, during the gradual expansion of its agenda and structure until now, the year that Brazil holds the rotating presidency of the G20.


We hope that this Guide will provide useful information on the G20’s dynamics for civil society, the press, and academics, among other stakeholders. Written in easy-to-read language, its goal is to democratize information on the G20 process and terminology. To understand the G20, we sought to establish a pluralist dialogue with various representatives of civil society organizations and networks and the academic world and invited them to share their impressions on the tensions within the G20, as well as its limits and potential.





Ana Elisa Saggioro Garcia


Bibiana Maia

Press Officer

Carlos Frederico Coelho


Dani Dias


Isabel Rocha de Siqueira


Lucas Carames


Maria Elena Rodriguez

LACID Coordinator / Researcher

Marta Fernández

General Coordinator / Researcher

Maureen Santos

Socio-Environmental Platform Coordinator / Researcher

Monica Herz

GSUM Coordinator / Researcher

Paula Sandrin


Paulo Esteves

MAPI Coordinator / Researcher