Annual Policy Dialogue


Policy Dialogue: Societies that work. Jobs for inclusive Growth. A call to the G-20

Coolum Beach Queensland, Austraila. 7-8, December 2013.

Around 30 World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Members, all of them former Prime Ministers and Presidents from around the globe, plus 100 other high level international experts discussed the challenge of job creation and inclusive growth can be better addressed through good governance and visionary leadership. It was an ideal moment for sharing both lessons learnt and innovative strategies to face issues such as the unacceptable unemployment rates; unfair wealth and income distribution; education-labor market mismatches; green jobs for sustainable growth; the protection of vulnerable groups like youth and 45+ workers; new pools of jobs such as green industries, innovative entrepreneurship or the link between the job market, peace and security.

The policy dialogue shared best practices and identified strategies that could serve to tackle the structural problems present, in different shapes and forms, in societies worldwide, by addressing the improvements needed in policies and institutions to ensure economic growth, “decent jobs” and greater prosperity for all.