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UN Financing for Development Forum: private sector eats cake while developing countries fight for crumbs.

Bodo Ellmers

31 May 2017 10:21:08

Last week’s United Nations’ Financing for Development Forum in New York was notable for being the first major event to admit in a formal outcome document that at the current pace, the Sustainable Development Goals will not be reached. The Forum - which deals with all aspects of finance and the financial architecture that regulates finance - planned to push reforms that would make finance work for development. Progress was meagre however, as political blockages still need to be overcome.   The outcome document of the 2017 Financing for Development (FfD) Forum paints an alarming picture: “The current global trajectory will not deliver the goal of eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions by 2030”. A key reason is the lack of adequate funding for the SDGs. While there ...
The CSO Financing for Development group has published an open letter to challenge the current attempts by UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to define international standards on public-private partnerships (PPPs). Please find the full ...

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Commitments of the past, present and future.

Jeroen Kwakkenbos

16 Apr 2015 17:23:20

Commitments of the past, present and future. For the international development community, 2015 is the year that will make the future, with several major events determining what should be achieved, how it should be achieved and how it will be financed. New goals and commitments are in the works and a wild assortment of ideas are on the table, but it is important to learn from the successes and failures of commitments made in the past. Past Speaking of past commitments, 2015 is also a big year for the EU and its member states. In 1970 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated “Each economically advanced country will progressively increase its official development assistance (ODA) to the developing countries and will exert its best efforts to reach ...
Today, Jesse Griffiths, Eurodad Director, spoke as part of the public hearing on Financing for Development held by the European Parliament Committee on Development. The hearing and the forthcoming report by DEVE Member Pedro Silva Pereira will feed into ...