What do global ‘megatrends’ such as climate change, migration, urbanisation, continued environmental degradation, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and demographic shifts mean for financing the SDGs? What are the challenges and opportunities?
US$13 billion in rough diamonds are produced every year. Africa supplies over 60% of the world's diamonds. We explain the role of tax inspectors in the extractives value chain to reduce tax abuses for more transparent and ethical diamonds.
What steps can Pacific island countries take to mobilize more sources of finance and to strengthen the effectiveness of public expenditures? Are there opportunities to leverage innovative finance. And are there lessons learned from other countries, in particular other Small Island Developing States (SIDS)?
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?
Many of the investments needed to achieve the SDGs will be made by cities. How can cities leverage, manage and deploy resources to support sustainable and inclusive urban development and bounce back from major shocks?
Developing countries lose billions annually through tax avoidance and evasion. New UN-led initiatives are helping but global action is still required
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?
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?
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?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are much more ambitious than their predecessor. Much more financing – public and private, domestic and external – will need to be mobilized.
The world has drafted a spectacular new ‘to-do’ list of Sustainable Development Goals. Do the SDGs represent a chance for transformational change?
Does the UN expert committee's report offer a sensible strategy for financing the new international development vision? Will the report be the game-changer many civil society organizations want to see? And how far will it support human rights realization for all?
UN experts have drawn up a ‘menu of options’ for financing sustainable development. What do they say?