2018 – OECD Supporting the Argentinian Presidency of the G20

2018 marks ten years’ anniversary of the financial crisis and the emergence of the G20 as a key forum for collectively addressing global problems.

The OECD is actively supporting the Argentinian Presidency to achieve its goals of Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development in order to unleash the potential of people. Under this overarching theme, Argentina has set three priorities:

  • The Future of Work 
  • Infrastructure for Development
  • Sustainable Food Future

As a strategic advisor to the G20, the OECD provides policy analysis and expertise for the Presidency to achieve concrete and ambitious outcomes and to deliver on legacies from previous Presidencies. The OECD contribute through both the Sherpa and Finance tracks, by participating in Working Group Meetings, Ministerial Meetings and Engagement Group meetings, leading up to the Leaders’ Summit in November. 

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The First Meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Buenos Aires, 19-20 March 2018

The OECD presented 4 reports to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.

» Achieving Inclusive Growth in the face of Digital Transformation and the Future of Work
Technological breakthroughs are reshaping the way goods and services are produced and consumed, with profound implications for the dynamics of productivity, jobs, trade and investment. The report shows that emerging technologies have potential to bring considerable economic benefits but entail disruptive adjustments and require ambitious policies for the future world of work.

» OECD Secretary-General’s report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
The report contains the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, looking back at significant achievements as well as looking ahead at the further progress needed as well as a progress report to the G20 by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

» Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation – Interim Report 2018
The digitalisation of the economy poses important challenges to the international tax architecture. These emerging challenges were identified as one of the main focuses of BEPS Action Plan in 2015. Following up on the mandate from G20 Finance Ministers in March 2017, the OECD delivered an interim report on the implications of digitalisation for taxation.

» Going for Growth 2018
The OECD Secretary-General presented this report with Argentine Finance Minister Nicolás Dujovne. Implementing the report’s reform recommendations would help to achieve the G20 objectives for stronger and more inclusive and sustainable growth. (See Press Release)

» G20/OECD/WBG Stocktake of Tools and Instruments Related to Infrastructure as an Asset Class Progress Report


Since the Pittsburgh Summit, the OECD has been an active partner of the G20 in its efforts to strengthen the global economy, accelerate recovery from the crisis and promote a more harmonious rules-based globalisation process. Upon a call by G20 Leaders, the Organisation supported the G20 during the crisis and continues to provide policy expertise and analysis to address the complex challenges of the post-crisis era and a fragile recovery.

OECD’s expertise continues to be increasingly recognised and relied upon for identifying the world’s most pressing policy challenges and finding ways to address them. The Secretary-General is an active participant of all the summits and leads the organisation in carrying out tasks mandated by the members and - in close co-operation with the Presidencies of the G20 - in framing, developing and carrying out their priorities. By working with the different Presidencies, the OECD has broadened its support and become a recognised partner of the Group. This has also been the opportunity for the Organisation to build a closer relationship with non-member economies, allowing it to learn further about their policy expectations and integrate their views in a more systematic way, contributing to reaffirming the OECD’s role as a global standard-setter, and supporting its strive for relevance.

Given its multidisciplinary character, the OECD participates in G20 meetings both at the highest political level (Leaders, Ministers, Sherpas, Finance Deputies) as well as at the technical level (Working Groups). The Sherpa Unit, headed by OECD Special Counsellor to the Secretary General, Chief of Staff and Sherpa Gabriela Ramos, works to contribute to virtually all of the Group’s strands of work and most G20 working groups with data, analytical reports, policy recommendations and standards. Our contributions to the Group’s work are frequently carried out in collaboration with other international organisations. More about the OECD and the G20...

The issues




Employment and social policy

Energy, environment and green growth

Financing for investment

Financial sector reform

Framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth


Trade and investment



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The G20 represents

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