The T20 is an official sub-forum of the G20 process, responsible for contributing ideas and research to the G20 on global economic issues.
Think-20 (T20) is a newer engagement group first initiated by the Mexican presidency and continued by subsequent G20 presidencies. It serves as an “ideas bank” for the G20 by organising the analysis of global think tanks and high-level experts on relevant G20 issues. T20 conclusions are presented to G20 working groups, minister committees and leaders summits to help the G20 deliver concrete and sustainable policy measures.
The G20 has a rotating presidency, and this year China is the president of the G20. In that role, it is hosting a number of meetings with governments (G20), business (B20) and the newest participants, i.e. think tanks (T20), around the world.
The T20 Mumbai meeting saw the attendance of more than 20 different Think Tanks from across the world. This includes representation from past (Turkey), present (China) and future (Germany) Presidencies.
This was the second time that India has hosted a meeting for the T20, the first was conducted in 2015 by Gateway House and their Turkish counterparts.