2020: A Year of Global Engagement & Advocacy for IsDB Group

February 2, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s 2020 Presidency of the G20 has given the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG) the opportunity to support, participate and contribute to critical world- shaping discussions, while presenting the value that Islamic Finance can add to global finance.

This report aims to showcase the IsDB Group’s Global Advocacy efforts and its contributions to the G20 and Heads of MDBs Meetings. Furthermore, this report is an important resource for the Bank’s Member Countries, Board of Governors, Executive Directors, Management, and staff, to consider the ways in which the Bank’s contributions have advanced the global discussions on finance and development, especially during the global pandemic when the global agenda suddenly added a new focus to health and economic recovery, while maintaining its ongoing priorities.

With the aim of reaching a broad and diverse audience, ranging from academic researchers to citizens of our member countries, the Group’s contributions are presented along the Finance track, Sherpa track, and Engagement Groups structure of the G20, while identifying the linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).