There is a significant overlap between the G20 initiatives – particularly the Development Working Group (DWG) – and those of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda 2030). G20 members should uphold their commitments implementing Agenda 2030 both at the national level and through their international development assistance programmes. Although the implementation of Agenda 2030 is driven by the UN, G20 members can contribute by providing additional support and momentum, including through the ongoing monitoring of commitments in this regard. This policy brief explores the G20 agenda and compares it to the AU’s plans, including Agenda 2063, and UN Agenda 2030. It identifies gaps where the G20 can play a greater role in supporting specific African development priorities, including regional economic integration, infrastructure financing and inequality.
Authors: Catherine Grant Makokera and Faith Tigere