Our "Blue Paper" explores how organised crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean and puts forward an action plan to tackle the problem
Sun, Sea, Sand and Beyond
Ensuring appropriate taxation of the tourism sector in small island developing states through Tax Inspectors Without Borders
Video: Financing the Blue Economy in the Caribbean
Video: Financing the Blue Economy in the Caribbean. What are the opportunities?
Blog: Building back better requires supportive international finance
Hurricanes Irma and Maria have laid bare the deficiencies of an international aid and assistance architecture that sees many countries of the Caribbean ineligible for aid or concessional loans. What can be done to support countries to build back better?
Report: Financing the SDGs in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities, Challenges and Ways Forward
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)?
Blog: What does ‘risk-informed’ development finance really look like?
There is increasing need for financial instruments and innovations designed to reduce vulnerability to risk and help countries cope when crises occur
Blog: From ‘Spice Isle’ to ‘blue innovation’ hub: Grenada’s vision for the future
Grenada is one of the world’s first countries to develop a vision for an economy based on ‘blue growth’
Blog: Financing the SDGs in the Pacific: Maximizing new opportunities
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?
Blog: The Addis Ababa Action Agenda: A step forward on financing for development?
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?
Report: Financing for Development and Small Island Developing States: A Snapshot and Ways Forward
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.
Blog: How will small island states finance our ambitious Sustainable Development Goals?
With major environmental shocks increasingly common, how can small states – from Barbados to Cabo Verde to Samoa – better plan for environmental emergencies? And will the international community make sure that adequate finance is made available?
Blog: Small islands need debt relief to pay for climate change
With the UN’s development goals up for renewal the question of financing is more important than ever
Blog: The Caribbean’s silent debt crisis
Fresh approaches are needed to break the cycle of debt dependency
Report: Achieving Debt Sustainability and MDGs in SIDS: The Case of the Maldives
This paper explores the rapid increase in public debt in the Maldives over the last five years and assesses the possible development impact. It looks at the main drivers and possible policy solutions to the problem.