ISMG Business Transformation SEA Summit, Singapore
Building G7-G20 synergy for a multipolar world

Abstract The world is currently in a period of transition towards multipolarity. This Policy Brief explores the importance of policy coordination between multilateral groupings with a focus on the G20 and G7, and argues that through institutional mechanisms, member countries can align their national strategies with a broader global vision. The G20 and G7 face… Read More

Can India be the net-zero champion the Global South needs?

As extreme climatic events such as the wildfires that ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui and the bitter winter in Afghanistan dominate headlines, while being referred to by many as the new normal, it is a clear signal that climate change has taken hold. The current trajectory of carbon emissions puts the world on track for catastrophic events that impact… Read More

India, Pakistan can step up direct trade

The cessation of India-Pakistan direct trade for a significant period is a result of enduring political tensions and conflicts between the two. In August 2019, Pakistan halted trade with India in response to constitutional amendments made in the Jammu and Kashmir region. India slapped 200 per cent tariff on Pakistani imports earlier that year, when… Read More

World cannot afford AI cooperation falling prey to US-China geopolitical strife

. Link: https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3229544/world-cannot-afford-ai-cooperation-falling-prey-us-china-geopolitical-strife?module=perpetual_scroll_0&pgtype=article&campaign=3229544 _____________________________________________ At a time when the Biden administration has secured voluntary commitments from seven top companies – Google, OpenAI, Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, Anthropic and Inflection – to address the risks posed by AI, the artificial intelligence industry is expected to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2030, growing at an annual pace of 37.3 per… Read More

IPAG team in a meeting with Ms. Fatima Yasmin (2nd from left), Senior Secretary, Ministry of Finance.

IPAG team in a meeting with Ms. Fatima Yasmin (2nd from left), Senior Secretary, Ministry of Finance. She is the first Bangladeshi to be appointed as Vice President (Sectors and Themes) of ADB.

Modi’s much-hyped US visit has shifted no sand in the Indo-Pacific alliance

  Many see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States as significant amid global economic and geopolitical headwinds. Once denied a US visa over human rights concerns, Modi is now viewed by Washington as a critical partner, and India as a counterforce against China’s rising assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific. Over the visit, India… Read More

South Asia’s climate migration is a ticking bomb

June 5 marked the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day which was started by the United Nations in June 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Even after 50 years, 40% of the world’s population — 3.5 billion people — live in areas that are particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change, including… Read More

Global climate change policy still failing women despite 50 years of meetings

June 5 marks the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, which the United Nations started in June 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Even after 50 years of efforts to preserve the environment, the effects of climate change are disproportionately felt by women. Female mortality rates from heat exposure have increased significantly since… Read More

US Ambassador visits the IPAG office

The US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Peter D. Haas, visited the IPAG office on May 10, 2023. His discussion with the IPAG team centred on US priorities for Bangladesh. The conversation revealed significant insights into the bilateral relationship.