There is increasing need for financial instruments and innovations designed to reduce vulnerability to risk and help countries cope when crises occur
Grenada is one of the world’s first countries to develop a vision for an economy based on ‘blue growth’
After Castro’s death and with profound political and economic change across the Americas what is the future for Cuba’s medical internationalism?
With Pacific islands at the forefront of climate change, they need to secure resources not only to meet development priorities such as improving health and education but also to adapt to climate change, build resilience and withstand sudden (often very large) economic and environmental shocks. Where will these resources come from, and how can Pacific islands make most effective use of these funds?
Development aid is increasingly being provided by middle-income economies. This is a significant change in a shifting global aid landscape
How can the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) can make better use of a more diverse financing for development 'tool-box'? How can they leverage more blended finance, green finance, guarantees, local currency financing, and more?
Over the last 15 years, developing countries have increased domestic revenues by on average 14% annually. Domestic revenues of developing economies amounted to USD 7.7 trillion in 2012; that’s USD 6 trillion more than in 2000. Domestic resources are the largest, most important and most stable source of finance for development. Can we expect these resources to keep on increasing in the coming years?
The UN warns the humanitarian aid system is ‘being stretched to breaking point’
We have raised the bar on our development aspirations. That the SDGs will cost trillions to achieve is obvious. Will we raise the bar on development finance?
What role for international public finance in funding the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) lays out the steps the international community promises to take to fund the world’s new sustainable development agenda – to be agreed in New York in September. What does it promise?
This paper provides a snapshot of development financing in small island developing States (SIDS). It reviews key data on domestic and international financial flows, such as development and climate aid, foreign direct investment, remittances, tax revenues and savings and also explores debt sustainability.
Do the UN's new SDGs signal a paradigm shift in how we conceive of ‘development’? Is dividing the world up into 'developed' and 'developing' useful or accurate?
Which countries need more resources to finance the SDGs? What types of resources are needed most? Where does international finance, both public and private, currently flow? Where does it not? Answers to all of these require reliable and easy-to-understand data on all international financial flows.