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Development

Turkish Presidency plans to take forward the G20 development agenda in 2015 and make it a key year for development. Turkey will place development and low income developing countries at the center of its G20 Presidency agenda. Development will be a cross-cutting theme with linkages to all work streams, including but not limited to: the access to energy agenda of the ESWG, the SMEs and GVCs agenda in trade, the beneficial ownership agenda of the ACWG, and better financing instruments for SMEs under the finance track.

Turkey also plans to continue to build on the work of the Australian and previous Presidencies in implementing the ongoing agenda of the DWG, including with regard to enhancing policy coherence between human resource development (HRD) and the EWG. As the first Presidency to implement the G20 Food Security and Nutrition Framework, food security will be a priority area for the Turkish Presidency. Conducting an impact assessment of the implementation of G20 growth strategies on low income developing countries and developing inclusive business principles for the private sector will be new work introduced by the Turkish Presidency.

The Brisbane Development Update establishes a G20 work program on development. The Turkish Presidency intends to implement the commitments in the Update with regard to all its priority areas. Particular focus will be given to infrastructure, food security and financial inclusion and remittances, while continuing work to implement our commitments on domestic resource mobilization (DRM) and human resource development (HRD).

Turkish Presidency also intends to convene the Ministers of Agriculture of G20 countries with the goal of sending a strong signal for global action in this field. The central theme of the Agriculture Ministers Meeting is proposed to be food losses and waste, a global issue which is also a concern common to all G20 countries.