Emerging Global Governance

Emerging Global Governance

Emerging Global GovernanceThe Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project is an initiative of the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in collaboration with Global Policy.


The Project brings together leading scholars to profile new research on global policy, global governance, global public goods provision, and global risk management across the range of relevant sectors and issue-areas, including global economy and development, the biosphere, global security, global health, migration. The EGG Project highlights innovative global policy ideas and international governance solutions arising from the emerging world, and at the interface between emerging powers and non-state actors, and the established actors in the system.


The EGG project profiles new evidence-based research and analysis of distinguished thinkers. Their work is presented in a range of project outputs, including


  • the EGG Commentary Series covering “core issues”, “new trends and patterns”, and “emerging hot issues” in shorter essay pieces (or briefing memo length pieces for decision-makers);
  • journal article length pieces and journal special featured sections in Global Policy; and
  • book manuscripts


The goal is to bridge the ongoing gap in knowledge-sharing between the scholarly and policy communities. The project's outputs will be listed below.



Project Co-Directors: Gregory T. Chin and Carla P. Freeman
Coordinating Editor: Stephanie D. Papa


The AIIB and Sustainable Infrastructure: A Hybrid Layered Approach

Karin Costa Vazquez and Gregory T. Chin examine the AIIB’s approach to investing in sustainable infrastructure (SI). It details the Bank's hybrid layered approach to SI investment that stands out from other MDBs for how it is ‘trying new things’. The article is part of a special section in the December 2019 issue of Global Policy entitled 'The AIIB in Global Perspective: Early Development, Innovation and Future Agenda', and edited by Gregory T. Chin, Giuseppe Gabusi, Carla P. Freeman, Giovanni B. Andornino. To read the full article please click here.

The Promises and Challenges of Digitalization and Development in Major Emerging Markets

Observers have noted we are now in the midst of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” whereby new digital technologies and big data both offer the potential to address longstanding developmental challenges and simultaneously raise questions about traditional modes of governance and production. This new pattern of change is especially relevant for emerging and developing economies. How can data and digitalization provide new approaches to stubborn development problems? What challenges do governments face in pursuing such efforts? And what are the global governance dimensions within these processes? Please click here to read more ...