Research-based
policy recommendations
for the G7

About the Think7 process

In the Think7 group, leading think tanks from the G7 countries work together with civil society and business to develop proposals for forward-looking agreements between the G7 member states. Besides short-term responses such as providing vaccines or financial support programs in the G7 countries and beyond, this responsibility also implies stewardship for longer-term systemic transformations that generate an environmentally sustainable, socially just and resilient recovery in a multilateral system.

The Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) are chairing the Think7 Group during Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022. Former Chancellor Angela Merkel has mandated the two organizations to carry out the Think7 process.

The Think7 process under Germany’s presidency in 2022 will provide policy recommendations to support systemic transformations in its five taskforces

The task forces will be run by researchers from research institutions and think tanks and will develop research-based policy recommendations that should support G7 negotiations in working groups and ministerial meetings in preparation for the Leaders’ Summit.

The Think7 process was kicked off with an inception conference on 24th-26th January 2022. Here the task forces were constituted and agreed on their working programs. At the Global Solutions Summit 2022, to be held in Berlin on 28th-29th March, the taskforces will meet again to continue their work. The resulting policy recommendations will be finalized and presented at the Think7 Summit at the end of May. At the Think7 Summit, the policy recommendations will be handed over to the G7, to inform and inspire the G7 communique.

On this website, we will continually inform you about the task forces, their members and important events. The policy recommendations by the different task forces are available in the publications section.