- Program Environment
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $100,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2003
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus World
About this grant
Since 1975, government leaders of major industrial democracies have met annually to address key economic and political issues facing their countries and the international community as a whole. This group of countries, known as the Group of Eight (G-8), includes Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States. In 2000, a group of highly experienced private experts — Shadow G-8 — from each of the countries began meeting to develop proposals for the G-8 Summit. The Shadow G-8 advises G-8 governments on the issues covered at the annual summits; offer proposals to the G-8 leaders; and publishes recommendations to help educate the public about the summits. Funding will enable the Institute for International Economics (IIE) to coordinate the Shadow G-8 preparatory meetings; commission outside papers; publish the public report; and organize an event for the release of the report. The 2003 G-8 Summit will be held in France.IIE is a private, nonprofit research institute devoted to the study of international economic policy.