“Financing for Investment” -- a new catchphrase for generating long-term finance primarily for huge, cross-border Public Private Partnerships in infrastructure -- is quickly becoming a centrepiece of the G20's agenda and will feature prominently in this year's G20 meetings.
In much of the world, writes Nancy Alexander, infrastructure investment is desperately needed. But new infrastructure projects should strengthen, not undermine, sustainable development.
For the first time in the history of the G20, it appears there is a formal process for civil society to provide inputs before decisions are taken. Previous meetings with sherpas have tended to be at the conclusion of one of their preparatory meetings.
GCAP and its constituents have been actively engaged in G8 and G20 processes, from pressing for more inclusive representation to advocating for better outcomes.
Russia is the chair of the 2013 G20 and the leaders' summit will be on 5 - 6 September in St. Petersburg.
Here are several documents - some in draft form - prepared by civil society activists: